Addiction

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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Take this UT System survey about tobacco use on campus

December 13, 2016
 

The UT System has a brief survey about tobacco use on campus that faculty, staff, students and residents are encouraged to complete.

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Texas Public Radio: Kangaroo Care May Help Drug Dependent Babies

December 1, 2016
 

Addiction to prescription drugs and heroin is a national epidemic. Read the full story at Texas Public Radio

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Express-News: Alpha Home providing addiction treatment services to women for 50-plus years

November 15, 2016
 

After struggling with drug and alcohol addiction on her own for about 12 years, Nangie Lowrie was ready to reach out for help. Read the full story at the Express-News

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Alpha Home, Dr. Richard Usatine

Alpha Home names Wellness Center for Dr. Usatine

November 14, 2016
 

Alpha Home, a residential and spirituality based substance abuse treatment center for women, has renamed its Wellness Center to honor its founder, Richard P. Usatine., M.D., professor of family and community medicine at UT Health San Antonio.

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