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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 […]

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The holidays and addiction recovery

Published: Dec 29th, 2016

WCJB-TV20  Dr. Gregory Jones from the UF Health Florida Recovery Center joins TV20’s Tracy West with some symptoms of drug or alcohol addiction, and ways to avoid relapse during the holidays.

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How to Know When Holiday Drinking is Hurting Your Brain

Published: Dec 19th, 2016

Alcohol and the year-end holidays seem made for each other, but dangers lurk.

Police on lookout for drug 10,000 times more potent than morphine

Published: Oct 17th, 2016

CBS 4 – October 3 – The Drug Enforcement Agency is warning people about one of the most lethal drugs now on the street. Two milligrams of Carfentanil can knock […]

Heroin overdoses, arrests rise

Published: Oct 17th, 2016

The Gainesville Sun – October 1 – Across Alachua County, there are clear signs of a growing opiate-abuse problem, including heroin. By Sept. 26, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office had 12 […]

Some good news on opioid epidemic: treatment options are expanding

Published: Aug 15th, 2016

The Conversation – August 9 – In the past two decades, the devastation associated with opioid addiction has escaped the relative confines of the inner city and extended to suburban […]

Florida’s Demarcus Robinson drafted to NFL

Published: May 25th, 2016

Palm Beach Post – April 30 – Demarcus Robinson was the 28th pick in the 4th round (No. 126 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. […]

Addiction medicine recognized as new sub-specialty

Addiction medicine recognized as new sub-specialty

Published: Apr 5th, 2016

“Addiction is not a pretty illness,” said addiction medicine doctor, Dr. Scott Teitelbaum. “And it’s been a great debate in our society, is it a medical illness, is it a […]

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 […]

2015-16 Next Generation Award for Adolescent Substance Use Prevention

2015-16 Next Generation Award for Adolescent Substance Use Prevention

Published: Jun 11th, 2015

“Adolescence is a critical window for addiction, and Addiction Medicine physicians will be crucial to determining whether the next generation of prevention and early intervention strategies will succeed.” The American […]