Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas (BHSST) provides a multilevel approach inclusive of prevention, intervention, treatment, recovery and research to reduce substance abuse and related co-existing conditions in our communities, encourage healthier life-style related to at risk public health behaviors, and promote stronger families. Our multi-level approach centers on age appropriateness, cultural and language relevancy in an environment that is research and outcome based. BHSST aims to be a leader in the development of resources appropriate to its communities by strengthening collaborations and engaging community members to guide our efforts.


One life, one family, one community in a culture of behavioral wellness. Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas promotes a quality of life across the lifespan meeting core behavioral health and wellness services with integration across other human domains: Core behavioral health and wellness vision includes:

  • Prevention of substance use, abuse, and dependency
  • Intervention to risk groups
  • Recovery support across the continuum of care: problem identification; screening/assessment; referral; intervention; treatment; and follow-up.
  • Coalitions to unite communities to develop and implement evidence-based approaches
  • Research and analysis to evaluate regional needs and promote better outcomes

Integration across other human domains includes:

  • Primary healthcare and wellbeing
  • Economic and social supports
  • Livability and safety from violence
  • Human rights and human development


Learning Environment: The continuous process of professional development and cultural competency based on the belief that every individual shares a journey of growth and every moment in life offers us an opportunity to experience a deeper understanding of ourselves, others, the environment, and our faith and beliefs.

Responsibility to self and others: The beneficence and protection against harm recognizes the boundaries of service in individual, group and community responsibility and competence to the good of all in fairness and justice.

Integrity of work: Promoting fidelity to our mission goals, and objectives under the guidance of policies, leadership, and accountability; and through the implementation of our strategic plan and Quality Management Plan. (Includes our grants and contracts statement of work and performance measures.

Listening Spirit: The building of relationship through collaborations, partnerships, and in the daily professional practice and recognition for the person, team, and work environment to meet the needs of all involved: participants, clients, customers, employees, and the broader society; promoting an environment of health and well-being, spiritual awareness, growth, and success through advocacy, empowerment and ownership.