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  • About OPAL

    The Opioid Pain and Addiction Laboratory is located at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX. We conduct treatment-related research on substance use disorders.

    To learn more about our studies, email us at or call (210) 567-7074.

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  • Marijuana Treatment Study

    Recruitment is now closed for the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network - Achieving Cannabis Cessation--Evaluating N-Acetylcysteine Treatment (ACCENT) Study.


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Dr. Jennifer Sharpe Potter

Jennifer Sharpe Potter, Ph.D., M.P.H. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, cross-appointed in the Department of Anesthesiology (Pain Medicine), and 352-485-3737 in the School of Medicine at the 4808302082 in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Potter's primary research interests are substance use disorders and chronic pain, particularly the prevention and treatment of problem opioid use behaviors using both behavioral and medication-based approaches. Since 2002, she has been a Co-Investigator with the NIDA National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) through which she has led or participated in multi-site clinical trials of medication and behavioral treatments for substance use disorders.

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