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Medical pros hope addiction treatment just got a needed boost

Medical pros hope addiction treatment just got a needed boost

In late March, President Barack Obama appeared at a national summit on heroin and prescription drug addiction and pushed for better treatment options and access to health care to address […]

Addiction medicine recognized as new sub-specialty

Addiction medicine recognized as new sub-specialty

“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 […]

Scott Teitelbaum, MD, medical director of the UF Health shands Florida Recovery Center

Addiction medicine physician honored

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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. […]

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

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment? Know What to Ask.

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 […]

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Scott Teitelbaum, M.D. Discusses Prescription Drug Abuse

University of Florida addiction medicine physician Scott Teitelbaum, M.D. is the medical director of the Florida Recovery Center. He is also a vice-chair with the UF Department of Psychiatry and the […]