Clinic and Advocates Release Report on Strengthening Harm Reduction Services in Texas
January 26, 2021 – The Civil Rights Clinic and the Texas Harm Reduction Alliance released a report detailing the availability and benefits of harm reduction-based health services for people who use drugs. The report explains why health services such as syringe service programs, medication-assisted treatment, testing for HIV and HCV (Hepatitis C) are critical to prevent overdose and promote health. The report also explains why investment in health services is cost-effective and produces far better health benefits, when compared with criminal drug enforcement. The report makes recommendations for legal reforms to increase access to health services for people who use drugs.