There’s a new, low-cost resource for Texans to find a path to recovery from substance use and mental health issues.

It’s called Recovery Texas, and while based at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the help, resources and treatment provided are available to all of Texas, with funding to cover the cost of those who are unable to pay.

The website,, is at the heart of the initiative. Here, Texans can chat with peer recovery support specialists, take advantage of a self-screening tool, or schedule an appointment for treatment at the Be Well Texas Clinic. This is a new, telehealth clinic that provides the same, high-quality experience as an outpatient program.

Recovery Texas has secured funding to cover the cost of both the treatment and medication, if that’s deemed appropriate.

The path to recovery can begin by calling or texting 1-833-922-2557, or chatting online at The staff is ready to help Texans weekdays, 9:00 AM – 9:00PM, Central Time. The project launched in October, and is already expanding. The hotline and web chat will be staffed 24-hour a day in the coming weeks.