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What to know about becoming addicted to pain medications

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 ways to limit your risk. Candy Pitcher of Cary, N.C., knows all about the fear of addiction. One summer…

Mainstream medicine misses cases of substance abuse, UF experts say

If addiction is a disease, why do families refer far more patients to specialists and treatment programs than internists, or emergency room physicians or family doctors do? Those questions and others were raised by a groundbreaking five-year national study recently released by the National Center on Addiction and Substance…

Intensive Outpatient Programs in Florida

The UF&Shands Florida Recovery Center has intensive outpatient programs across the state of Florida. Through the IOPs, our addiction treatment experts offer evaluations and intensive therapy.

Summit to educate state legislators on mental health issues

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scott Teitelbaum, M.D., the medical director of the Florida Recovery Center and a University of Florida associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics, will speak about the university’s advancements in addiction medicine at the first Mental Health and Substance Abuse Summit in Tallahassee on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The…

“I don’t have a stop button.”

Former News Anchor Roy Hobbs, founder of the Houston Association of Black Journalists, discusses his battle with depression and addiction. If you or someone you care about is suffering from depression or addiction, please call the Florida Recovery Center for more information at 352.265.4FRC(4372).

Gary Reisfield, M.D. Featured in Neurology Now Publication

In a recent Neurology Now article entitled “Buzz Kill” by Amy Paturel, M.S., M.P.H., University of Florida addiction medicine physician Gary Reisfield, M.D. was quoted in relation to alcohol use and its affects on the adolescent brain. Unlike adult drinkers, who might start slurring their words, losing their balance,…