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House Committee on Drugs and Alcohol Abuse and Control, Select - 65th R.S. (1977)

Committee: House Drugs and Alcohol Abuse and Control, Select
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Final report : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature / by the Select Committee on Drugs and Alcohol Abuse and Control.
Subjects: Drug enforcement | Drug rehabilitation programs | Drug trafficking | Substance abuse |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 d842
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [20 pages  File size: 986 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. This Select Committee is directed to conduct in-depth studies, to take and receive testimony, and to pursue all possible research avenues in an effort to develop proposed legislation and other recommendations for the 66th Legislature designed to curb the spread of the use of illegal drugs and the abuse of alcohol. The committee will work on the premise that detection and cure of alcoholism and drug addiction at its early stages may lower the costs of later related illnesses and reduce the number of long-term abusers. The committee should deal with possible legislative measures designed to curtail the supply of illicit drugs into the Texas market place as well as revisions to the Texas Penal Code which would inhibit the distribution of such contraband. The committee should consider requirement of alcohol or drug-related coverage in health insurance plans; and of diagnostic and referral services and the state's proper role in providing assistance. Additionally, the committee should seek out innovative ways to handle abusers and how to best see to their treatment.

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