Co-Chair: Tom Gorman, Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
Co-Chair: Lindsey Myers, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
The Heroin Response Work Group’s purpose is to establish a coordinated statewide response to Colorado’s emerging heroin problem. Work group members represent diverse backgrounds and include representatives from federal, state, and local law enforcement, prevention, treatment, and recovery organizations.
The Heroin Response Work Group’s goals for 2016-17 are to:
- Identify and compile data on the trends related to heroin availability and abuse in Colorado from various data sources to help shape response strategies;
- Identify best practice approaches to preventing, intervening with, and treating opioid abuse, including heroin addiction;
- Enhance the connection and collaboration between law enforcement and treatment providers;
- Gain an understanding of heroin abuse in Colorado with information collected from individuals who have experienced heroin addiction in order to inform strategies for prevention, treatment, and criminal justice approaches; and
- Implement regular information exchange about heroin availability and abuse in Colorado among and between law enforcement, treatment providers, and prevention providers.
The Heroin Response Work Group meets every month (in person and by remote conferencing), with occasional exceptions. The current work group roster, most recent meeting minutes, and upcoming meeting schedule are available on the left-hand side of this page.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the Heroin Response Work Group or to volunteer to participate in the group’s activities.