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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 alcohol, which upstaged opioid abuse in news coverage recently, but only after Rear Adm. Ronny L. Jackson withdrew…

FRC Medical Director won ASAM Annual Award

Dr. Scott Teitelbaum, vice chair of addiction medicine and Pottash Professor in the University of Florida departments of psychiatry and neuroscience, began the year off right with a national award from the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Teitelbaum, who is the medical director at the UF Health…

February Spotlight

    Two shining stars were recognized at the Florida Recovery Center’s staff meeting this month. FRC Substance Abuse Therapist Angela Bauer, M.H.S.E, earned a shining star, being acknowledged for her efforts to usher a specific patient into the Partial Hospitalization Program. This patient had reservations about some of the…

December Spotlight

Megan Santiago, fiscal coordinator at the UF Health Florida Recovery Center, received a Shining Star award at the December staff meeting after being nominated by her peers because of her enthusiasm and optimistic outlook on day-to-day duties.  “Megan is always willing to assist when needed, and she always has a…

Recovery Corner

Recognizing when a loved one is in trouble With the holiday season upon us, we may be gathering with friends or family members. And during those gatherings, we may notice new or alarming behaviors related to their mental and physical health. While this time of year is often…

November Spotlight

At the November all staff meeting, two employees were recognized for shining among their peers. UF Health Florida Recovery Center Executive Director, Roxane Harcourt, L.M.F.T., honored Danielle Smith, administrative assistant, and Daniel Alvarez, substance abuse technician, for their outstanding attitudes and exemplary service. “We are recognizing Danielle today because she goes…

Reeve Abraben, Living Sober and Happy

Reeve Abraben, a local dentist, is happier than he’s ever been. After receiving addiction treatment at the UF Health Florida Recovery Center, Reeve says he has accepted sobriety and is committed to recovery. Now, he’s no longer using drugs or alcohol, and he takes time to look inward as…

September Spotlight

At the September all staff meeting, UF Health Florida Recovery Center Executive Director, Roxane Harcourt, L.M.F.T., honored several people for their incredible work during Hurricane Irma. Several staff members and physicians worked  around the clock to keep FRC patients safe and comfortable. “They stepped up and took their responsibility and obligation very seriously by…