Addiction

Express-News: Training on opioid antidote expanding in S.A.

June 4, 2018
 

A mother and her newborn baby survived heroin addiction with the help of Dr. Lisa Cleveland, assistant professor at UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing.

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KSAT 12: Spriester Sessions: ‘Opioid Nation’

September 8, 2017
 

As part of his ongoing “Spriester Sessions” conversations, KSAT anchor Steve Spriester talked with a local doctor, a San Antonio parent who lost a child to an opioid overdose, and an addict who is currently in recovery. Jennifer Potter, Ph.D., associate dean for research in t he Long School of Medicine, appeared on  the program. […]

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Pregnant woman

Participants sought for maternal opioid study

July 20, 2017
 

The School of Nursing is seeking participants for a new research study on maternal opioid use.

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Texas Public Radio: Texas’ Drug-Dependent Babies Are Born Most Often in Bexar County

June 1, 2017
 

More babies are born with substance-addiction problems in Bexar County than any other Texas county, according to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Read the full story at Texas Public Radio  

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KENS 5: SAFD asks parents to warn kids against synthetic opioids

January 20, 2017
 

San Antonio health officials are warning against a dangerous synthetic opioid that has hit the streets, and they’re worried about it getting into the hands of kids. Watch the full story at KENS 5

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Opioids

Science News: How scientists are hunting for a safer opioid painkiller

January 11, 2017
 

An opioid epidemic is upon us. Prescription painkillers such as fentanyl and morphine can ease terrible pain, but they can also cause addiction and death. Read the full story at Science News

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