Mark S. Gold, M.D. Brings Leading Edge Addiction Research to The Recovery Place.

February 18, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
The Recovery Place, Inc. is extremely pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Gold, through the University of Florida College of Medicine, has joined the Recovery Place's clinical team as a consultant in bridging the gap between research and practice.

Dr. Gold is the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida and started and has developed the McKnight Brain Institute's groundbreaking addiction research over the past 21 years in the areas of drug abuse, drug effects on the brain and behavior, and addiction as a disease. Dr. Gold and his Addiction Research Group have made major contributions to the field in tobacco, alcohol, drug and process addiction. The Department of Psychiatry's Addiction Research Group has basic clinical research labs at the McKnight Brain Institute and at the University's Proteomic, NanoMedicine, and Genetics Facilities.

The University of Florida is at the forefront of translating the results of scientific discovery into treatments for recovery. The University's Florida Recovery Center has one of the largest academic addiction training programs and also full time faculties in the United States.

John Cates, the CEO of The Recovery Place, noted that "We are honored to have Dr. Gold working with us. His achievements in addiction research are recognized nationally and internationally. His guidance will enhance our commitment to addiction treatment excellence, and his leadership of The Recovery Place Scientific Advisory Board will keep our clinical team informed of that latest discoveries in the addiction field."

Dr. Gold stated that, "I look forward to developing close ties between the University, the researchers, the clinical Faculty at the Florida Recovery Center and The Recovery Place. We all share a common vision, which is to reduce stigma, deepen our understanding of the disease of addiction and to use science based solutions to improve recovery outcomes."

Mark S. Gold, M.D. is the Donald Dizney Eminent Scholar and Distinguished Professor, University of Florida College or Medicine and McKnight Brain Institute Departments of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Anesthesiology, Community Health and Family Medicine, and the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry. To learn more about Dr. Gold, please visit UF College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry