Addiction medicine recognized as new sub-specialty
Dr. Teitelbaum with the UF Health Florida Recovery Center hopes that a new recognition will start to change addiction’s bad name.
On March 14, the American Board of Medical Specialties recognized addiction medicine as a new multispeciality subspecialty. Meaning doctors certified by the ABMS can now become certified in addiction medicine.
“The specialty has grown to the point that we realize it really is a true subspecialty. What we do in addiction medicine is different,” said Dr. Anthony Russell, a fellow at the Florida Recovery Center.