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Texas program that gives out lifesaving drugs to combat opioid overdoses has been out of money for months

The state’s federally funded “More Narcan Please” program ran out of money in January, in part due to high demand. Advocates say Texas should invest more in the harm reduction effort.

Callie Crow, the founder of Drew's 27 Chains, conducts a Narcan training session with officers from the Caddo Mills Police Department, on March 31, 2022. Callie started her nonprofit to educate law enforcement departments about the opioid crisis after her son, Drew Crow, died from an opioid overdose.

“It’s made a huge impact”

Naloxone, a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose, at an opioid educational training class with Callie Crow, the founder of Drew's 27 Chains, on March 31, 2022, in Caddo Mills.

High demand, not enough money

“Now they want it”

Callie Crow, the founder of Drew's 27 Chains, conducts a Narcan training session with officers from the Caddo Mills Police Department, on March 31, 2022. Callie started her nonprofit to educate law enforcement departments about the opioid crisis after her son, Drew Crow, died from an opioid overdose.

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