Texas Senate Committee on Health & Human Services
SUMMARY – During the 85th Legislative Interim, in March 2018, the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services met to hear testimony. President and CEO Andy Keller, PhD, was invited testimony and presented on “Substance Use Disorders, Service Delivery, and Policy Solutions”.
Nearly 8 in 100
Texans that have a substance use disorder*
spending by Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) for substance use disorder*
cost of emergency room charges from unmet substance use disorder needs*
1 in 3
Texas adults with substance use disorder that also have a co-morbid psychiatric condition*
Dr. Keller’s testimony provided an overview to the committee on substance use disorder (SUD) in Texas, access to treatment in both public and private systems, spending estimates, co-occurrence of SUD and mental illness and treatment options.