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    2020 Annual Meeting and Addiction Medicine Symposium

    Online Oct. 21 and 22

    Learn more about the work being done in Colorado to fight the opioid crisis and new strategies for treating substance use disorder.

    HELPING COLORADO REDUCE PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

    The abuse and misuse of prescription drugs in Colorado is one of the state’s major public health crises, and the human and economic cost of this crisis is staggering. In Colorado in 2017, 560 people died of overdoses that were linked to prescription opioids or heroin.

    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.

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Consortium Annual Meeting

    • Thursday, Oct. 22 –
      Details coming soon

    Provider Education Symposium

    • Wednesday, Oct. 21 –
      Details coming soon

    2020 WORK GROUP MEETING SCHEDULES

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    COLORADO LEGISLATURE

    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.

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