Opioid Abuse Prevention Off to Slow Start
As in most of the country, opioid abuse is a serious problem in Texas. A growing number of people are becoming addicted to — and dying from — the use of heroin and prescription pain medication.
As in most of the country, a growing number of Texans are becoming addicted to — and dying from — the use of heroin and prescription pain medication. State lawmakers passed a bill last year aimed at curbing opioid overdoses, but some advocates say the state has been moving too slowly.
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