House Select Committee on Opioids & Substance Abuse: Charge 6
The Select Committee met on August 7 to consider Charge 6 and Charge 8. This report addresses only Charge 6: Examine the impact of substance abuse and substance use disorders on Texans who are involved in the adult or juvenile criminal justice system and/or the Child Protective Services system. Identify barriers to treatment and the availability of treatment in various areas of the state. Recommend solutions to improve state and local policy, including alternatives to justice system involvement, and ways to increase access to effective treatment and recovery options. Invited testimony only.