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    Majority of Coloradans think there is a prescription drug abuse problem in their communities, support increased state funding for education programs

    Fremont County organizations to address opioid crisis during January event

    Here’s a big-picture look at the opioid epidemic in Colorado

    The Opioid Crisis Begins at Home

    The opioid epidemic: How we got here, how we stop it (7/30/18)

    Addiction expert discusses relapses (7/26/18)

    Denver Releases Opioid Response Strategic Plan to Address Growing Crisis (7/24/18)

    Why have opioid overdoses recently almost doubled? (7/13/18)

    U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams talks opioid crisis at Aspen forum (6/22/18)

    Stigma Is A Barrier To Addiction Treatment. Lift The Label Hopes To Squelch The Shame (6/4/18)

    State opioid measures aim to address opioids as deaths continue to rise (6/3/18)

    Parents Advocate For Adolescents To Avoid Opioids (5/30/18)

    New Laws Designed To Lessen Opioid Crisis In Colorado (5/21/18)

    Boulder County experts say new medication could ease detox, but treatment mix still needed (5/20/18)

    Campaign aims to reduce stigma of opioid and heroin addiction (5/14/18)

    Colorado launches a nearly $1.8 million campaign to end stigma around opioid addiction (5/14/18)

    Legislature Passes Opioid Bill Package Supporters Say ‘Will Literally Be Saving Lives’ (5/11/18)

    REPORT: Heroin in Colorado 2018

    Boulder County joins drug take back day in bid to trim flow of unused opioids (4/23/18)

    To Educate Colorado Communities On Opioids, AmeriCorps Deploys ‘Super Passionate Workforce’ (4/19/18)

    New program helps inmates fighting drug addiction (4/19/18)

    Heroin Impact project addresses rise in heroin use and deaths (4/18/18)

    Pledging to punish the “poison pushers” in Colorado, a new partnership forms to fight heroin (4/17/18)

    You Can Carry The Opioid Overdose Antidote In Colorado, No Prescription Necessary (4/12/18)

    More Americans urged to carry overdose reversing drug (4/5/18)

    More Coloradans died last year from drug overdoses than any year in the state’s history. That shows how the opioid epidemic is changing. (4/4/18)

    Colorado’s Opioid Crisis Fuels Alamosa’s Jail Overcrowding (3/29/18)

    Consortium director interviewed about kratom (3/23/18)

    When Collective Impact Has an Impact: Full Report; Executive Summary; Blog Post (3/2/18)

    Addressing Opioids: Sometimes, Leaders Simply Step Forward (3/2/18)

    Hoping To Blunt Opioid Deaths, ‘Naloxone For Life’ Is Equipping Colorado First Responders (2/6/18)

    Dreamland in Denver recap: Busting myths, preconceptions about opioid epidemic (2/5/18)

    In fight against opioid abuse, doctors in Southwest Colorado reduce prescriptions (2/4/18)

    Increase in number of Boulder County law enforcement carrying naloxone to battle opioid overdoses (1/31/18)

    After his son overdosed in Denver, a father works to combat the opioid epidemic (1/29/18)

    To combat addiction, several Colorado hospitals tried a new approach to treating pain. Their use of opioids plummeted. (1/25/18)

    Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention gets $1.5M grant (1/22/18)

    As the opioid crisis grows, here’s what Colorado lawmakers are proposing in 2018 (1/19/18)

    Proposed bill focuses on opioid pill prescriptions and accountability (1/18/18)

    Debate over bills in Colorado legislature to begin soon (1/17/18)

    Denver heroin users could use supervised injection site if proposal passes multiple hurdles (11/5/17)

    Here’s how Colorado is combating the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic (11/5/17)

    Colorado’s opioid epidemic explained in 10 graphics (11/5/17)

    For Colorado’s opioid crisis, lawmakers endorse prescription limits and possibility of safe-injection sites (10/31/17)

    The opioid crisis across the country (10/29/17)

    The Heroin Fix: Addicts Saving Each Other With Narcan (10/27/17)

    What does the opioid crisis look like in Colorado? (10/27/17)

    Expired Prescriptions And Leftover Drugs Are The Low-Hanging Fruit Of Combating Abuse (10/27/17)

    Arapahoe County holds town hall meeting to address opioid crisis (10/27/17)

    CHI Analysis: The Opioid Epidemic Is Officially a National Public Health Emergency. What Does That Mean For Colorado? (10/25/17)

    RX Task Force back with three-part series to address opioid epidemic (10/4/17)

    Radical approach to overdose epidemic: Give safe place for drug users (9/25/17)

    Attorney General joins investigation into opioid manufacturers and distributors (9/21/17)

    Press release: AG Coffman announces expansion of the investigation into leading opioid manufacturers and distributors (9/19/17)

    As overdose deaths rise, Colorado plans addiction-prevention efforts (9/13/17)

    Colorado Heroin And Opioid Deaths Rise Even More Dramatically (9/12/17)

    Boulder County dentists take a bite out of opioid prescriptions (8/30/17)

    Southern Colorado sees opioid, heroin abuse increase (8/18/17)

    Toddler deaths highlight “collateral damage” in opioid crisis (8/16/17)

    Where people die from opioid overdoses in El Paso County (8/16/17)

    NPR interviews Gov. John Hickenlooper on the opioid crisis (8/9/17)

    Resource: CDC U.S. Prescribing Rate Maps (7/31/17)

    Colorado partnerships received funding for sharing health services (7/24/17)

    Colorado’s Medicaid program is reducing opioid dosages to combat addiction and overdoses (7/24/17)

    Report: Forging a Law Enforcement and Treatment Partnership

    Opioids could kill nearly 500,000 Americans in the next decade (6/27/17)

    Colorado attorney general, counterparts across U.S. to investigate drugmakers’ possible ties to opioid crisis (6/15/17)

    Attorney General Working with Bipartisan Coalition to Address Opioid Crisis (6/15/17)

    Colorado hospitals launch ambitious program to reduce opioid addiction (6/12/17)

    Colorado Hospital Association Launches ER Opioid Safety Pilot (6/5/17)

    Colorado Health Institute Report on Medication-Assisted Treatment (5/30/17)

    State gives $1 million to fund new center at CU Anschutz to fight opioid epidemic (5/22/17)

    Colorado to spend $1 million to continue fight against opioid abuse (5/18/17)

    For one Colorado lawmaker, the state’s drug abuse problem is personal (4/30/17)

    The opioid antidote: Naloxone has reversed hundreds of overdoses in Denver in the last year (4/28/17)

    Press Release: Heroin in Colorado (4/6/17)

    Report: Heroin in Colorado (4/3/17)

    5280 Magazine Feature Article (4/2017)

    Community Health Partnership Awarded $111,897 Grant to Combat Opioid Misuse and Abuse in El Paso County (2/21/17)

    Student’s Research in Methadone Clinics Connects Heroin, Opioids (2/3/17)

    Colorado Software Engineer Connects Victims of Opioid Abuse through Maps (1/15/17)

    Colorado’s opioid and heroin overdose deaths outnumbered homicides in 2015 (1/3/17)