The Paisano

Crush the crisis

Courtesy of Jake Striebeck

Breahna Luera

September 11, 2019

Crush the Crisis - Opioid Take Back Day was hosted by volunteers with the Methodist Healthcare hospitals on Saturday, Sept. 7. There were about 80 Methodist hospitals nationwide that participated, and three of San Antonio’s hospitals were part of the movement. There were three drive-by locations w...

Recovery services available to UTSA community

Collegiate recovery is an emerging field.

Alejandro Lopez

November 8, 2018

Collegiate recovery is an emerging field that is growing rapidly as more and more universities recognize the need to offer recovery services. The UT System established the UTSA Center for Collegiate Recovery after seeing the need for recovery services for all of their academic institutions. The center...

National Recovery Month: Addiction and recovery

Chase Otero: The Paisano

David Wenske

September 20, 2017

Addiction comes in various forms, but it does not discount the importance of recovery for the affected students. Although the Center for Collegiate Recovery’s (CCR) membership has remained relatively static, according to Assistant Director of Counseling Services Kristen McElroy, it does not deter the...

Consider the alcoholic’s priorities

Ethan Pham, The Paisano

Vincent Valdez

September 13, 2017

I traded in my work boots for student loans. It was a strategic decision. After I got laid off in January, I only had two choices: go back to school or find another job.          Education was never my priority. For the better part of four years, I had education on the back burner. The most important as...

Common Link: Episode 3


November 10, 2016

In this episode, Tania speaks with Matthew Hinojosa--President of the Recovery Center here at UTSA. During the interview, Matt shared his experiences with substance abuse, recovery, and social advocacy. To learn more about the recovery center and how you can get involved, follow this link:

Tipsy or Trashed?

November 19, 2013

Rafael Gutierrez/ The Paisano A group of friends is celebrating a birthday at a local bar. One of the ladies finishes her fourth drink and gets up to use the bathroom, struggling to get off the bar stool. Meanwhile, one of the men orders his fifth drink and rowdily calls for a rou...