"Dr. Scott Teitelbaum, one of the outstanding young pioneers of addiction medicine, has written a wonderful summary of the ever-changing American drug problem. In this book families will find the latest science mixed with the fascinating history of drugs and wisdom about how to identify and treat the many problems of addiction. This book reflects the remarkable global leadership of the University of Florida in the exploding science of addiction."
Robert L. DuPont, M.D. Founding Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, United States of America, Drug Czar, and currently President, Institute for Behavior and Health
"Scott and the University of Florida Addiction program have made major contributions to the Addiction field in training, research and Treatment.
His book" Addiction: A Family Affair" is a very valuable educational tool for families afflicted by the Disease of Addiction. Although there is a great deal of solid drug information in the book based on his years of experience in the field, the most important part of the book is the focus on educating the family on how to deal with this deadly disease."
David E. Smith, M.D. Founder, Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic,Past President, American Society of Addiction Medicine
This is truly a unique and timely guide for families of all backgrounds and levels of experience to deal with addiction issues for effective prevention
John M. Petitto, M.D.Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Florida College of Medicine
Roughly 15 of 100 Americans suffer from addictive disease. As Dr. Teitelbaum describes so well, substance use is only the most obvious sign of an underlying disease that requires lifelong treatment. Dr. Teitelbaum has brought his warm intellectual style to “Addiction: A Family Affair,” a text which will prove helpful, supportive, and educational for the nearly 100% who have a family member, friend, student, or colleague with addiction.
Stuart Gitlow MD MPH MBA Founder, Annenberg Physician Training Program in Addictive Disease President-Elect, American Society of Addiction Medicine
Originally from Staten Island, New York, Dr. Scott Teitelbaum received his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Lehigh University, attended medical school at Rochester University, and completed his residency in Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut. He served in pediatric private practice for ten years before completing a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Addiction Medicine and another in Child Psychiatry at the University of Florida.
He joined the UF Department of Psychiatry faculty in 2002 and now serves as the Department Vice Chair and Clinical Chief of the Addiction Medicine Division. His expertise includes chemical dependence and compulsive gambling.
Board certified as a Pediatrician, certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and a certified medical review officer, Dr. Teitelbaumserves as Medical Director for the Florida Recovery Center (FRC) and as Director of Adolescent Recovery Services. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in two departments: Psychiatry and Pediatrics.
In 2010, Dr. Teitelbaum was inducted into the Conway Hunter Society, which is dedicated to excellence in addiction treatment programs, fighting the stigma associated with the disease of alcoholism and addiction to other drugs.
Dr. Teitelbaum teaches ABAM/ASAM Fellows and medical students through Florida Recovery Center Partical Hospitalization Program rounds, clinical teaching, and fundamental education on Addition Medicine, as well as through lectures on general addiction principles and the treatment of impaired professionals.
He has been invited to speak around the country, including as Key Note Speaker, and has presented Ground Rounds at numerous hospitals. Dr. Teitelbaum has been consulted by the White House Executive Office of the President to help with the media campaign on the use of marijuana by children and adolescents and also serves as an Expert Panelist and Speaker for The National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, sponsored by The White House, Office of National Drug Control Policy.