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Kimberly Willoughby

Coming Clean

Published: Oct 3rd, 2018

Kimberly Willoughby never felt good enough. Too short. Too overweight. She believed that everyone else deserved a good life, but not her…

Jamie Smolen, MD

Jamie Smolen: Recovery means rescue from addiction

Published: Sep 28th, 2018

Are you ready to get sober? Has the day finally come for you to stop hiding your addiction from your family, your friends and maybe even your job?

Jacob Jones

Beyond the Field

Published: Sep 28th, 2018

Growing up in the South, Jacob Jones, 30, was raised on football. Jacob always committed himself physically and emotionally to the game that would lead to team victories and good […]

Alcohol and Pills

The deadliest drug in America at center of VA nominee withdrawal: Alcohol

Published: Sep 28th, 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 […]

Signs of a Problem

Binge drinking and blackouts: Sobering truths about lost learning for college students

Published: Sep 28th, 2018

ens of thousands of college students nationwide will cheer for their football teams this weekend. Some of those who show up for the game after tailgate drinking may not remember […]

Florida may miss federal goal of more doctors using state’s prescription drug database

Florida may miss federal goal of more doctors using state’s prescription drug database

Published: Dec 21st, 2017

Amid an opioid epidemic in Florida, physicians and pharmacists are only making limited use of a statewide database meant to deter prescription drug abuse, University of Florida Health researchers have […]

UF researchers identify drug therapy that could decrease the rewarding effect of methamphetamine

UF researchers identify drug therapy that could decrease the rewarding effect of methamphetamine

Published: Dec 21st, 2017

University of Florida neuroscientists have identified a novel way to preventively decrease the reward effects of methamphetamine on the brain using on-the-market medicines, a finding that holds the potential to […]

Olivia Kabat

Hope is alive

Published: Sep 25th, 2017

Olivia Kabat remembers the pain, straddling two separate worlds. On one side, her sobriety. A stronger relationship with her parents and her sister, Rose.

Welcome to FRC

Florida Recovery Center honors alumni

Published: Sep 25th, 2017

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 […]

Thomas Edwards

Beating addiction: A personal story

Published: Sep 23rd, 2017

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. […]