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Hope is alive

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

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.

Connecting the Dots: Opportunities for Recovery

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 for Recovery.” No other substance is more widely used and abused by America’s youth than alcohol, making alcoholism and…

The holidays and addiction recovery

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.

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

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 out an African Elephant weighing two thousand pounds. It could take less than one one-hundreth of a penny of Carfentanil…

Heroin overdoses, arrests rise

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 suspected heroin cases; in 2015, the agency had five, and in 2014 it had six. Paramedics are seeing a spike…