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    The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention works with the Colorado General Assembly to provide reliable information about the opioid epidemic and possible policies and regulations.

    2019 Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Study Committee

    This summer, a bipartisan committee of state senators and representatives will meet to consider possible policies to fight the opioid crisis and to collect information from community organizations, experts, and citizens.

    According to its website, “the study committee must review data and statistics on the scope of the substance use disorder problem in Colorado; compile an overview of the current resources available to Coloradans; review the availability of medication-assisted treatment options and whether pharmacists can prescribe those medications; examine what other states and countries are doing to address substance use disorders; identify the gaps in prevention, intervention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery resources; and identify possible legislative options to address these gaps.”

    The committee meets in the state capitol in Denver. For more information, including a schedule, list of members, and contact information, go to the committee’s website.

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