Policies to Address Substance Abuse Must Include School-Based Prevention Programs

Testimony to Senate Health and Human Services Committee


An important component of combating substance abuse, addiction, and their effects across the lifespan is preventing and treating substance misuse among youth. All students in Texas should have access to effective school-based substance use prevention services and strategies, which reduce and delay youth substance use and also support other public health, educational, and crime reduction efforts.

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