Credentials

Dr Mark Gold & Patrick Kennedy work for addiction parity in Washington, DC 2014

Dr Mark Gold & Patrick Kennedy work for addiction parity in Washington DC 2014

  • Founder, UF Center for Alcohol and Drug Research and Education (CARE)
  • Co-Inventor, opiate withdrawal system; pioneer in detoxing addicts
  • Co-Inventor a dopamine depletion hypothesis for cocaine addiction and craving
  • Pioneered the study of second hand tobacco, opium, and cannabis smoking
  • Pioneered the study of food and food constituents as addicting substances
  • Researcher and innovator, treatment of hedonic overeating and obesity
  • Author, over 900 medical articles, chapters, and abstracts in journals for health professionals on a wide variety of psychiatric research subjects
  • Author, twelve professional books including practice guidelines, ASAM core competencies, and medical text books for primary care professionals
  • Author, 15 general audience books including one best seller
  • First Addiction Medicine Editor, UpToDate
  • Recipient, Distinguished Alumni awards: University of Florida, 1984; Washington University, 1989 and Yale University, 2008
  • Founder, UF Division of Addiction Medicine
  • Founder, UF’s Florida Recovery Center
  • Leader and developer, UF Addiction Medicine Fellowship program and UFCOM’s 2-week mandatory addiction medicine clerkship
Dr. Mark Gold with Michael Botticelli, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Dr. Mark Gold with Michael Botticelli, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.