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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…

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…

Contact

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.