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Expand access to prevention and treatment services through private health insurance and public healthcare systems.
Recognize and address drug and alcohol problems as a barrier to self sufficiency and include prevention and treatment services in Texas welfare reform programs.
Facilitate coordination, collaboration and expansion of substance abuse prevention services to help children grow up healthy, principled and productive.
Reduce Health Care Costs
Decrease Welfare Dependency
Strengthen Texas Youth, Families & Communities
Educate healthcare professionals to recognize drug and alcohol abuse and dependency symptoms which will facilitate the provision of cost effective early intervention and treatment.
Provide employers with incentives to establish drug and alcohol free work environments.
Increase substance abuse treatment opportunities as an alternative to incarceration and provide prevention services to offender families to interrupt the drug abuse/criminal justice cycle.
Curtail Crime, Recidivism & Criminal Justice Costs
Increase Workplace Productivity
Enhance Health Care Delivery
Member organizations employ over 2,650 Texans, utilize over 2,800 volunteers, are governed by over 675 community leaders and provide a comprehensive range of substance abuse services to many thousands of Texas families across the state. The activities of the Association are carried out in three primary areas:
Education & Training
Government Affairs & Public Policy