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What Illegal Drug Is The Biggest Concern In Houston?

The leading researcher on illegal drug use in Houston and Texas talks about how trends here have changed over the years.


We hear a lot about the opioid crisis these days. And while that’s still a major concern in Greater Houston and across the nation, there’s another drug that’s an even greater problem here, according to the state’s leading researcher on drugs and drug use trends in the Lone Star State.

Dr. Jane Maxwell of the University of Texas tells us what that drug is and about how illegal drug use has changed in Houston and Texas over the years.