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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.

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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. […]

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 […]

Gregory Jones, MD

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 […]