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Opioid addiction in connection to incarceration

Following surgical procedures or in an effort to ease chronic pain, opioid medications such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine are often prescribed. Though these prescription narcotics tend to help with pain relief, they are known to be highly addictive. For some, this leads to trouble with the law.

Prescription drugs: prevention and penalties

Adults are not the only ones who have succumbed to the nationwide prescription drug crisis; drug use among children and teenagers is also on the rise. Amidst today's tense atmosphere regarding the topic, Texas lawmakers and locals alike have considered a number of approaches to combatting overdose.

The meth trend in texas

While a widely reported topic, especially on the dangers of addiction, the realities of methamphetamine use in America are much more grim. An overwhelming number of Americans have reported using the drug, and specific areas in the country have high concentrations of meth use and manufacturing sites. Texas has seen an increase in meth use over recent years, which has led state officials and health experts alike to ponder the availability of the drug and the severity of its effects on users.

Texans need treatment, not incarceration, for drugs

For many years now, law enforcement officials and the judicial system have adoptede a very punitive approach with people who have been charged with various drug crimes in Texas. This has actually been the case around the nation despite different laws in each state. At the same time, the nation and the state have been seeing a virtual explosion in the number of people developing serious addictions to opioid substances.

The pros and cons of changing texas marijuana laws

Texas is hardly the first state in which lawmakers are reconsidering marijuana regulations. Yet those regulations largely revolve around the topic of medical needs instead of mere recreational purposes. Regardless of the specific purpose, marijuana possession laws in the state have long been strict and costly. Although the drug has recently been under close scrutiny nationwide, what are the consequences for those caught in possession of this controversial substance?

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