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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 […]

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 […]

Recovery Corner with Jamie Smolen, MD

Published: Oct 8th, 2014

Addiction in the brain Addiction exists in the human brain. Specialized neurological pathways in the brain, called circuits, are designed for the experience of pleasure. These circuits tie together parts […]

Healing Hands

Recovery Corner with Jamie Smolen, MD

Published: Sep 16th, 2014

Unfortunately, we hear tragic stories of celebrities dying from suicide or drug overdose too often. Some of us have even experienced the suicides of a friend or a loved one. […]

Risky business: Research could improve understanding of risky behavior, addiction

Published: Apr 28th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It follows logically: If you are unable to predict how a decision might affect your life, your decisions may be more impulsive. New research from the University […]

What to know about becoming addicted to pain medications

Published: Jul 27th, 2012

Many people taking medication to control chronic pain are afraid they’ll become addicted to those drugs. Some people do become addicted, and the results can be devastating. But there are […]

Mainstream medicine misses cases of substance abuse, UF experts say

Published: Jul 27th, 2012

If addiction is a disease, why do families refer far more patients to specialists and treatment programs than internists, or emergency room physicians or family doctors do? Those questions and […]

Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment? Know What to Ask.

Published: Feb 20th, 2012

Appropriate time in treatment depends on the type and degree of a person’s problems and needs. Research tells us that most addicted people need at least 3 months in treatment […]