SSTART Member Portal

Contact Info:

Janet F. Williams, MD
Director, S-START
UTHSCSA Pediatrics
Phone: 210.562.5344
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

SBIRT - South Texas Area Residency Training (S-START) Program

Funded by a SBIRT training grant from US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).


To expertly train a multidisciplinary cadre of resident physicians, many subsequently practicing in the South Texas region, in SBIRT detection and management of patients with or at risk for substance use.


SBIRT is an acronym for the research-based and state-of-the-art public health approach, delivering an array of effective Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment services to patients in general medicine care settings having or at risk for experiencing problems with substance abuse.