The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention coordinates Colorado’s response to the crisis of misuse and abuse of prescription medications such as opioids, stimulants, and sedatives. Since the Consortium took its current form in 2013, it has been a place where stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and viewpoints work together and focus their efforts to address the opioid crisis. Partners include federal agencies, major state departments and agencies including the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Office of Behavioral Health, and dozens of grassroots organizations and dedicated individuals.
The Consortium receives funds from the state and federal government and grants from nonprofit foundations and businesses. The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora is the administrative home of the Consortium.
The General Assembly’s Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Study Committee is meeting this summer and fall. Visit the committee’s website or the Consortium’s Legislature page for information about the committee’s work.
Read the 2018 Heroin in Colorado report, which builds on last year’s report and details the extent of heroin use in the state.
With assistance from the National Governor’s Association (NGA) Policy Academy to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse, experts from across Colorado gathered in 2013 and created a statewide Strategic Plan to address this problem. Download a copy of the plan below.