By T.J. Mayes

“But even before the COVID-19 outbreak, there was growing awareness of a crisis concerning mental health and substance abuse in our community. Bexar County, the city of San Antonio, UT Health San Antonio, University Health System, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and countless nonprofits were already mobilizing to develop institutional responses to address these common and stigmatized issues. Now, however, we are in triage mode.”

“The recovery support system has been almost entirely virtualized. Jennifer Potter, vice dean of research at the Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio, partnered with Philadelphia-based Unity Recovery to provide daily individual and family recovery meetings, livestreamed yoga, CrossFit, guided meditation and a 24/7 global recovery group chat.”

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