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Tackling Substance Use With 'Treatment On Demand'

Courtesy of the San Antonio Substance Use Symposium

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.

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This interview aired on Thursday, February 28, 2019.

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