School of Nursing expanding recovery program for mothers with SUD and children

June 13, 2022

The School of Nursing has received $16 million from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services to expand its successful Casa Mia recovery program for pregnant and parenting mothers with opioid use disorder and their children, and expand these services to women with any type of substance use disorder.




Small fraction of eligible Texas clinicians prescribing lifesaving medications for opioid use disorder

May 13, 2022

Despite scientific evidence that the medication buprenorphine/naloxone (or Suboxone) effectively treats opioid use disorder (OUD), only one-sixth of Texas clinicians surveyed in 2019 and early 2020 said they were prescribing the lifesaving medication, according to a study from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) published May 12 in JAMA Network […]

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Small fraction of eligible Texas clinicians prescribing lifesaving medications for opioid use disorder

May 12, 2022

Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (May 12, 2022) — Despite scientific evidence that the medication buprenorphine/naloxone (or Suboxone) effectively treats opioid use disorder (OUD), only one-sixth of Texas clinicians surveyed in 2019 and early 2020 said they were prescribing the lifesaving medication, according to a study from The University of Texas Health Science Center […]

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Palestine (Texas) Herald Press: Advocates hope new funding will help end Texas opioid epidemic

January 10, 2022

Dr. Jennifer Sharpe Potter, Vice President for Research/Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is quoted in this story.   Read More Additional media coverage: https://www.itemonline.com/texas/advocates-hope-new-funding-will-help-end-texas-opioid-epidemic/article_fe524fde-34ff-5500-80f9-9d9ed0cd0b32.html https://www.weatherforddemocrat.com/texas/advocates-hope-new-funding-will-help-end-texas-opioid-epidemic/article_c1a703fe-444c-56cc-89ad-c894e413bac6.html https://www.normantranscript.com/news/advocates-hope-funding-will-help-end-opioid-epidemic/article_4d10816d-38ad-5676-8345-49809584c036.html https://www.cnhinews.com/cnhi/article_115964c0-6f3b-11ec-a479-a76a2eb8892b.html  



Yahoo! Finance: Virtual addiction medicine clinic connects Texans to no-to-low-cost recovery services

November 18, 2021

In partnership with UT Health San Antonio, Be Well Texas, a new statewide addiction medicine treatment option, has launched virtual services for those seeking recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs) and mental health challenges. Read story The news is on these websites throughout the state: Laredo: https://www.kgns.tv/prnewswire/2021/11/18/virtual-addiction-medicine-clinic-connects-texans-no-to-low-cost-recovery-services/ Plano: https://starlocalmedia.com/news/state/virtual-addiction-medicine-clinic-connects-texans-to-no-to-low-cost-recovery-services/article_457b20ea-99d8-5873-af5f-8c194685e44f.html Henderson: http://www.thehendersonnews.com/news/state/virtual-addiction-medicine-clinic-connects-texans-to-no-to-low-cost-recovery-services/article_4d0ad8fc-ff04-597c-9079-6dc71527bb24.html Brenham: http://www.brenhambanner.com/news/state/virtual-addiction-medicine-clinic-connects-texans-to-no-to-low-cost-recovery-services/article_ee8e9d1f-11fd-5dc6-876e-14d350b61c87.html Waco: https://www.kwtx.com/prnewswire/2021/11/18/virtual-addiction-medicine-clinic-connects-texans-no-to-low-cost-recovery-services/ […]