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David Fields, executive director, speaks about Recovery Month, making connections and more

Published: Sep 22nd, 2020

Every September, we recognize National Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. David Fields, Executive Director of the […]

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Dr. Mejzak represents FSAM at roundtable discussion on insurance coverage parity

Published: Feb 19th, 2020

From a posting on ASAM.org On Feb. 7, Dr. Ronald V. Mejzak represented the Florida Society of Addiction Medicine (FSAM) at a roundtable discussion on insurance coverage parity for mental […]

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Teitelbaum: Let’s talk about the severe shortage of addiction-treatment doctors

Published: Jan 16th, 2020

By Scott A. Teitelbaum, M.D., Medical Director, UF Health Florida Recovery Center Florida is a national leader when it comes to beautiful beaches, citrus production and … drug overdose deaths. […]

Happy Holidays from UF Health Florida Recovery Center

A Holiday Message from Dr. Jamie Smolen

Published: Dec 24th, 2019

  Do you have precious holiday memories? Something that fills your heart with so much joy, that a warm and generous smile seems to linger for a while. I hope […]

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Thanksgiving and Gratitude: The Four Paradoxes

Published: Nov 28th, 2019

Thanksgiving is upon us. Another crop of basting turkeys will warm our kitchens with aromas that entice us back to our favorite memories of such a special day. For me, […]

Recovery Corner

Published: May 3rd, 2018

For the first time in a while, pundits and politicians were talking about the drug that kills more people than any other each year in the U.S. I’m talking about […]

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Recovery Corner

Published: Dec 15th, 2017

Recognizing when a loved one is in trouble With the holiday season upon us, we may be gathering with friends or family members. And during those gatherings, we may notice […]

Recovery Corner with Jamie Smolen, MD

Recovery Corner with Jamie Smolen, MD

Published: Sep 6th, 2017

Binge drinking among college students Binge drinking among college students – what we should know As we embark on the 2017-2018 school year, most students, particularly freshmen, have left the […]

Recovery Corner with Jamie Smolen, MD

Published: Jun 16th, 2017

Celebrating Sober – Sobriety is an achievement that addicts and alcoholics describe, with humble gratitude, as the most difficult and most rewarding accomplishment of their lives. To them, sobriety is […]

Recovery Corner with Jamie Smolen, MD

Published: Nov 24th, 2014

Holiday gratitude in recovery Gratitude has been a time-honored tradition for us human beings. Since people first realized the importance and value of the life-sustaining elements, there has been an […]