Recovery Looks Like Me – Scott Teitelbaum, M.D.

Scott Teitelbaum, MD, a doctor in recoveryWhat does recovery look like?


It looks like me.


I was a practicing pediatrician. I had a very promising career. I had a wonderful wife and three beautiful children. Everything looked perfect on the outside. But, I struggled with drug and alcohol addiction. I lost my practice, my family, my career and myself.

I am an addict. I have been in recovery for 15 years. I remember the pain of my early recovery as it if was yesterday. I don’t take anything for granted, and I have great faith and hope. I know people can get better. Their lives can get better.

I am now the son, the father and the husband I wanted to be. I have my family back. I have my life back. I am a doctor again.