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What is harm reduction, the drug-treatment program that Sen. Ted Cruz has criticized?

A $30 million grant program aims to mitigate the fallout from drug addiction and overdoses. Officials say Cruz’s comments about it are misleading.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on "Big Data, Big Questions: Implications for Competition and Consumers" in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 21, 2021.

How were Cruz’s comments misleading?

What is the harm-reduction approach?

What do harm-reduction practices look like?

Are harm reduction policies being used in Texas?

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