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Addiction

Beyond the Field

Growing up in the South, Jacob Jones, 30, was raised on football. Jacob always committed himself physically and emotionally to the game that would lead to team victories and good times alongside his dad, also known as ‘’Coach.’’…

Recovery Corner with Jamie Smolen, MD

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 appreciation of them, an endearment that has given them the proper place in the history of the human race.

Recovery Corner with Jamie Smolen, MD

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 of the brain where the “feel good” neurotransmitter, dopamine, is produced and stored before it’s released. When dopamine enters…

Recovery Corner with Jamie Smolen, MD

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. In light of Robin Williams’ untimely passing recently, we are reminded that suicide is a brutally real consequence of…

September is National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month, organized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health services Administration (SAMHSA). This year – the event’s 25th – Recovery Month will focus on getting people talking about recovery. The theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out.” Events are being held…

A Family Disease

Addiction is a family disease. Many family members of alcoholics and addicts feel fear, stress, anxiety, resentment, anger and stress-related health issues. The disease affects family members individually and as a whole. Often, family members feel personally responsible for keeping everything together, fearing for the family’s survival. Healing takes…

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Find a Meeting

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. 12-step meetings are an important part of continued sobriety. To find a list of AA ad NA meetings in the Gainesville area, visit…