Addiction Psychiatry

Dual disorders have become more common as physicians have successfully evaluated and referred to treatment many patients with alcohol and/or drug abuse and psychiatric disorders.  Recent research reports have confirmed what our experts at the Florida Recovery Center have experienced at the center.

Many patients with a psychiatric disease also have a drug or alcohol dependence. Drugs trigger latent psychiatric vulnerabilities, precipitate lifelong psychiatric disease and serve as self-medication for patients with chronic depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and attention deficit disorder.

While the Florida Recovery Center has always had a large and well-known group of addiction medicine physicians, we also have a large group of psychiatrists who are board-certified in addiction. The division of addiction psychiatry at the University of Florida includes inpatient and outpatient specialists who treat patients of all ages from adolescence to geriatrics.

Department of Psychiatry