Texas recognizes June as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Awareness Month.

In recognition NAS Awareness Month, Texas Health and Human Services hopes to:

  • Increase awareness about NAS to pregnant women about the dangers of using opioids during pregnancy
  • Increase education and reduce stigma in seeking help for pregnant women using opioids that they should not discontinue opioid use due to the risk of maternal relapse, overdose, withdrawals and fetal d​istress
  • Provide community resources to pregnant women in Texas.

Contact Information: Toll Free 1-833-844-4735 or email: McGoon@uthscsa.edu

Announcing the release of Journeys of Hope: Recovering Together book!

Out of caution and concern for everyone, we have decided to cancel the LIVE Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Conference that was scheduled for June 28 (pre-conference) and June 29-30 (conference), 2020 in Houston, Texas.  We are working on refunding all those who paid registration fees. See below for a schedule of our free online events for the month of June.

Join us in June for free virtual presentations from nationally known leaders on the forefront of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

CE provided for Nurses, Physicians, Psychologists, Social Workers, LCDC, LPC & Peer Support Providers

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing is approved by the Texas State Board of Socials Workers Examiners to provide Social Worker CE.

Centralized Training Infrastructure for Evidence Based Practices is an approved provider by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors

The UT Health San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Learning Outcome: At least 80% of participants will identify at least one area in which the awareness event increased their knowledge regarding treating infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and screening for, preventing, and managing opioid use, opioid misuse, and opioid use disorder in and by mothers.