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New Program Launched to Combat Substance Use Disorders in Bexar County: UT Health San Antonio’s Be Well Institute Takes a Transformative Approach

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
UT Health San Antonio launches new program to enhance substance use research and treatment

In response to the alarming statistics of drug-poisoning related deaths in Bexar County, UT Health San Antonio has launched the Be Well Institute. This new initiative is focused on substance use and related disorders, and aims to provide a compassionate and transformative environment for individuals with these conditions. The institute will utilize research and evidence-based treatments to address addiction and related concerns, with the ultimate goal of reducing stigma and supporting recovery of patients.

The Be Well Texas program is a part of a comprehensive center that will incorporate clinical and public health programs, education, and community engagement to combat substance use disorders. Acting UT Health San Antonio President Robert A. Hromas believes that this initiative will lead transformational change in addressing these issues on a national and state level.

The treatments offered by the Be Well Institute include psychological therapies, social and peer support, lifestyle counseling, community outreach, and educational initiatives. Founding Director Jennifer Potter expressed her excitement about this new era of collaboration within the research field, encouraging stakeholders from academic, health care, and public sectors 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

By Samantha Jones

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