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Prevention Month: Where We Are and What We Can Do

October is National Substance Misuse Prevention Month and National Youth Substance Use Prevention Month. It’s important to acknowledge this month as a time of healing in remembering those in recovery as well as the friends, family, and community who support…

TxCOPE in the News – Dallas Morning News Fentanyl Series

In a new feature from The Dallas Morning News, TxCOPE's lead researcher Dr. Kasey Claborn was quoted in her efforts to help bring TxCOPE's mission across Texas, serving as a front-runner in overdose data tracking which helps overdose prevention agencies report and track overdoses in their community.

Reigniting the Flame 

‘The Art of Healing Through Peer Support’ Conference Helps Recharge Passion for Recovery Work  From June 27th – 29th the University of Texas Addiction Research Institute and Achara Consulting held the ‘Transforming Minds, Inspiring Hope, and Changing the Narrative: The…

Texas Legislative Bills Taking Effect September 1st

ARI's Policy and Engagement team have spent the past year focusing on advocating for policy change during Texas' 88th legislative session. Research Associate for Policy and Community Engagement at TxCOPE, Mina Chitti, gives us a rundown of the House and Senate bills that were passed and are taking effect September 1st.

ARI in the News – Axios Austin

Our Associate Director of Policy and Community Impact, Air Britt was recently interviewed for her insight into the rising fentanyl deaths in Travis County.  Check out the news story from Axios Austin, published August 22nd, 2023 below!

Draft Open for Public Comment

SAMHSA Harm Reduction Framework The SAMHSA Harm Reduction Framework is the first document to comprehensively outline harm reduction and its role within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Framework will inform SAMHSA’s harm reduction activities moving forward,…

Tips to Beat the Texas Heat

It’s hot in Texas y’all! Here are some ways to beat the heat this summer! Hydrate! Stay Inside! Care for Animals! Protection!