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Reeve Abraben, Living Sober and Happy

Reeve Abraben, a local dentist, is happier than he’s ever been. After receiving addiction treatment at the UF Health Florida Recovery Center, Reeve says he has accepted sobriety and is committed to recovery. Now, he’s no longer using drugs or alcohol, and he takes time to look inward as…

Florida Recovery Center honors alumni

At its alumni weekend, the Florida Recovery Center celebrates whose who have recovered from addiction. Dr. Reeve Abraben, a dentist at the Lake City Family Dental Center, is not ashamed to say he is a recovering alcoholic and addict. He became addicted to alcohol in the late-1980s, when he…

Beating addiction: A personal story

You hear a lot about the consequences and aftermath of drug and alcohol addiction, but not always about the recovery process. This weekend marks the 13th Annual FRC Alumni Reunion. Hear one alumni’s story here.

September is National Recovery Month

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 conditions. It’s important that we offer support to individuals facing mental and/or substance use disorders. In fact, we need to…

Home (Sober?) for the Holidays

For the families of the 23.5 million Americans who suffer from addiction, the holidays can be a time full of disappointment and dread, as years of symptomatic disease have built up negative experiences that can make the holiday season particularly threatening. Here some tips to help everyone this holiday season.

How to Choose Friends in Sobriety

Your community largely determines the quality of your sobriety. Here are some tips and things to keep in mind when choosing friends in sobriety.

11th Annual FRC Alumni Reunion

On Saturday, September 19th the UF Health Florida Recovery Center (FRC) held their 11th Annual FRC reunion at the Paramount Plaza Hotel in Gainesville, Florida. The FRC annual reunion provides an opportunity for alumni of the program to return to Gainesville to celebrate their recovery and reconnect with alumni and…

September is National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month, organized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health services Administration (SAMHSA). This year – the event’s 25th – Recovery Month will focus on getting people talking about recovery. The theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out.” Events are being held…