UT Health San Antonio launches new program to enhance substance use research and treatment

UT Health San Antonio has recently launched the Be Well Institute, a new initiative aimed at addressing substance use and related disorders. This comprehensive center will incorporate clinical and public health programs, education, and community engagement to combat these issues on a national and state level.

According to Texas Health Data from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Bexar County is among the top three counties for drug-poisoning related deaths in 2022. The Be Well Texas program aims to provide a compassionate and transformative environment for individuals with substance abuse disorders. Through innovative research and local engagement, they hope to reduce stigma and support the recovery of patients.

The institute is supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network and receives federal funding. Founding Director Jennifer Potter expressed that the launch of the institute signifies a new era of collaboration within the research field. Stakeholders from academic, health care, and public sectors are encouraged to join in this vital endeavor to improve the lives of individuals and communities affected by substance use disorders.

Gabriella Alcorta-Solorio, a health reporting intern for Texas Public Radio, is collaborating with Texas Community Health News through Texas State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the university’s Translational Health Research Center.

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