As opioid addiction continues to ravage the nation, healthcare providers and community members are coming together to advocate for a variety of evidence-based methods that aim to alleviate the ongoing crisis.
Ideas of how to best support victims include improving support and treatment after surviving an ovderdose, making addiction help available at the high school level, and more training for healthcare workers to provide buprenorphine treatment.
How would these new substance use management and treatment strategies work and what are the potential implications for our community?
The 2019 San Antonio Substance Use Symposium will be held March 1 & 2 at UT Health San Antonio and is free and open to the public. More information here.
- Dr. Jennifer Potter, professor in the Department of Psychiatry and vice dean for research at the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio
- Evita Morin, executive director of Rise Recovery
- Dr. Alister Martin, chief resident with the Harvard Emergency Medicine Residency and founder of the Get Waivered Campaign
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This interview aired on Thursday, February 28, 2019.