TX Spends Much More on Drug Enforcement Than Treatment

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An estimated 1.6 million adult Texans have substance use disorders, many addicted to drugs that arrive illegally from Mexico. Texas spends significantly more on trying to catch the smugglers than on treating the addicts, the Texas Tribune reports. Critics of that approach claim shifting more money to treating addiction would reduce the demand for drugs, theoretically giving Mexican cartels less incentive to smuggle their . . .

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