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Addiction Medicine

Addiction as a Disease

The disease of addiction is no longer a concept. Addiction is a disease, just as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other chronic illnesses. Florida Recovery Center’s Gregory Jones, MD; Scott Teitelbaum, MD; Jason Hunt, MD and Trey Appleton, MD discuss addiction as a disease in this edition of House Calls.

Medical pros hope addiction treatment just got a needed boost

In mid-March, the American Board of Medical Specialties officially recognized addiction medicine as a medical subspecialty, a decision that will mean increased training and board certification for doctors and hopefully boost the quality of and access to care nationwide. “This will raise the national level of training” said…

Big Changes in Addiction Medicine

GTN NEWS – Big changes are happening in the medical field. Last week, the american board of medical specialties announced physicians can now become certified in addiction medicine. Dr. Scott Teitelbaum, the Medical Director at UF’s Health Recovery Center says, “There’s always been a great debate in society with addiction.

ABMS recognizes the new subspecialty of addiction medicine

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) announced today the recognition of Addiction Medicine as a new subspecialty. The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM), a Member Board of ABMS, sponsored the application for the new field to be a multispecialty subspecialty – meaning that physicians certified by any Member…