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Latest on Substance Use: Insights from Dr. Jennifer Sharpe Potter - Part 2

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Jennifer Sharpe Potter, PhD, MPH, is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center and director of the Be Well Institute.


I'm thrilled today because here in the podcast studio is Dr. Jennifer Sharp Potter. She is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center and director of the Be Well Institute.

Dr. Potter and I discuss the importance of talking to children about drugs and alcohol, debunking the myth that these conversations will encourage use. Potter emphasizes that if parents do not address these topics, unreliable sources like peers or social media will.

Dr. Potter shares personal and professional experiences, highlighting the significance of parental support and proper diagnosis in cases of substance use. She provides practical advice for pediatricians on how to approach these sensitive conversations, the importance of being stigma-free, and the critical role of compassion. 

Dr. Potter also touches on the dangers of today's drug supply, particularly with the prevalence of fentanyl, and stresses the necessity of having naloxone available. She concludes with tips for pediatric practitioners to help parents model responsible behavior and the importance of self-care.

Join us for this insightful discussion that aims to equip pediatric practitioners with the tools they need to support their young patients and their families effectively.


Jennifer Sharpe Potter, PhD, MPH has disclosed she is a researcher for Kios. The relevant financial relationships noted for Dr. Potter has been mitigated.

The Pediatric Grand Rounds Planning Committee (Deepak Kamat, MD, PhD, Steven Seidner, MD, Daniel Ranch, MD and Elizabeth Hanson, MD) has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. 

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio and Deepak Kamat, MD course director and content reviewer for the activity, have reviewed all financial disclosure information for all speakers, facilitators, and planning committee members; and determined and resolved all conflicts of interests.


The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio designates this live activity up to a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (0.50)
Non-Physician Participation Credit (0.50)