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The addiction experts at the UF Health Florida Recovery Center have helped thousands of patients since opening doors more than 20 years ago. We know the importance of fellowship and community in recovery. We encourage our alumni to stay in touch, and to continue to stay sober together.

For Family

  Addiction is far-reaching. Addiction does not affect the addict alone. The friends, family and loved ones who surround the addict are also afflicted with the effects of addiction. At the Florida Recovery Center, we understand the need to help and support the the people who love the person who…


UF Health Florida Recovery CenterToll free day or night: 855.265.4FRC(4372)4001 S.W. 13th StreetGainesville, Florida 32608 UF Health Florida Recovery Center is located in southwest Gainesville off of State Road 441 in Florida. The 10-acre campus is nestled in…

About the Florida Recovery Center

Led by Scott Teitelbaum, M.D., the UF&Shands Florida Recovery Center in Gainesville, Florida provides treatment, advocacy, education and research in support of those who seek recovery from addiction.

What to know about becoming addicted to pain medications

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 ways to limit your risk. Candy Pitcher of Cary, N.C., knows all about the fear of addiction. One summer…

Mainstream medicine misses cases of substance abuse, UF experts say

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 others were raised by a groundbreaking five-year national study recently released by the National Center on Addiction and Substance…

“I don’t have a stop button.”

Former News Anchor Roy Hobbs, founder of the Houston Association of Black Journalists, discusses his battle with depression and addiction. If you or someone you care about is suffering from depression or addiction, please call the Florida Recovery Center for more information at 352.265.4FRC(4372).