UF's chief of addiction medicine discusses prescription drug misuse

Scott Teitelbaum, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the College of Medicine and the medical director of the Florida Recovery Center, was the special guest on the national radio show “Bill Bennett’s Morning In America” recently. Speaking in context of pop superstar Michael Jackson’s death, Teitelbaum talks about prescription drug misuse, and how pain medicine is leading the way.

Frequently called upon for his expert analysis by national media, Teitelbaum leads the psychiatry department’s Division of Addiction Medicine, which was recently recognized by the Annenberg Foundation and others as a national leader in medical student education and clerkships in addiction medicine, according to Mark Gold, M.D., psychiatry department chairman.