House Select Committee on Opioids & Substance Abuse

During the interim, Speaker of the House Joe Straus created the House Select Committee on Opioids and Substance Abuse to further study the impact of substance use disorders in Texas. The Committee was tasked with providing legislative solutions to address the issue and examining strategies that increase the availability of treatment as an alternative to entering the justice system. The report references county-led initiatives such as family drug courts and other intervention strategies for parents with substance use disorders who have children in the foster care system.

Read the House Select Committee on Opioids and Substance Abuse Interim Report.

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