San Antonio looks to harm reduction in opioid crisis while Texas clings to drug war

Councilwoman Teri Castillo via City of San Antonio

District 5 Councilwoman Teri Castillo this summer filed a council consideration request to designate opioid-related overdoses a public health crisis and focus on efforts to help reduce fatalities among those already grappling with addiction issues. The harm reduction component of the plan includes boosting community access to Narcan, the nasal spray form of naloxone, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses.

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