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September is National Recovery Month

Published: Sep 5th, 2017

Families and Communities Can Make a Difference   Oftentimes, individuals who experience a mental and/or substance use disorder feel isolated and alone. Yet, every year millions of Americans experience these […]

Connecting the Dots: Opportunities for Recovery

Published: Apr 12th, 2017

This April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Founded and sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc., or NCADD, since 1987, this year’s theme is: “Connecting the Dots: Opportunities […]

Medical pros hope addiction treatment just got a needed boost

Medical pros hope addiction treatment just got a needed boost

Published: Apr 11th, 2016

In late March, President Barack Obama appeared at a national summit on heroin and prescription drug addiction and pushed for better treatment options and access to health care to address […]

Addiction medicine physician honored

Published: Apr 3rd, 2016

Scott Alan Teitelbaum, MD has been awarded the Pottash Professorship in the Department of Psychiatry. Established in 1991 by Carter A. Pottash, MD, a distinguished psychiatrist and addiction expert, the […]

Risky business: Research could improve understanding of risky behavior, addiction

Published: Apr 28th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It follows logically: If you are unable to predict how a decision might affect your life, your decisions may be more impulsive. New research from the University […]

Key to Recovery

Alcohol Addiction is a Disease

Published: Dec 19th, 2012

Alcohol abuse is often covered in shame, denial and secrecy. But it’s a problem that doesn’t just touch the lives of people who use alcohol or drugs. It affects their families, […]

Hope for the future

The Truth About Drug Addiction

Published: Dec 18th, 2012

Imagine a person who wants to stop doing something and they can’t, despite catastrophic consequences. Though they feel tremendous guilt and remorse, people suffering from drug addiction will give up […]

Patient Testimonial: Firefighter Jeff Werthmuller

Patient Testimonial: Firefighter Jeff Werthmuller

Published: Aug 9th, 2012

Ocala firefighter Jeff Werthmuller said his “day of reckoning” came when he responded to a structure fire without his gear – and most of his clothes. A captain in the […]

About the Florida Recovery Center

Published: Aug 5th, 2012

Led by Scott Teitelbaum, M.D., the UF&Shands Florida Recovery Center in Gainesville, Florida provides treatment, advocacy, education and research in support of those who seek recovery from addiction.

What to know about becoming addicted to pain medications

Published: Jul 27th, 2012

Many people taking medication to control chronic pain are afraid they’ll become addicted to those drugs. Some people do become addicted, and the results can be devastating. But there are […]