In her latest report about Texas substance use trends, professor Jane Maxwell shares the following findings:
- Methamphetamine is the top DEA-reported drug threat.
- The Texas Prescription Monitoring Program has led to a decrease in prescriptions of opiate, synthetic narcotic, and benzodiazepine drugs.
- Texas’ response to the opioid epidemic has resulted in additional outreach and training to prevent overdoses.
- Cannabis indicators are focusing on effects of CBD oils, edibles and other products brought in from states where they are legal. In the past, indicators had focused on the quantity and quality of cannabis imported from Mexico.