As the opioid and prescription drug misuse and abuse crisis continues to escalate in Colorado and across the nation, communities and organizations are looking for strategies and tools to address the epidemic and protect their communities. To help support them, the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention (the Consortium) has developed a Community Reference. The Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health gave assistance and provided financial support for the project.

    You can learn more about the Community Reference by watching an introductory webinar.



    2019 Community Reference

    A resource for fighting the opioid crisis

    The 2019 Community Reference has been completely revised to provide a better look at the current state of the opioid crisis in Colorado–and to reflect feedback on what tools and information people and organizations around the state need to fight the epidemic in their communities.

    Download the Community Reference as a PDF to have a copy you can refer to. The file is 5 MB. You can also click the links below to read and download individual chapters.

    Chapter 1- Introduction to the Community Reference

    Chapter 2- Introduction to the Consortium

    Chapter 4- Engaging Affected Families and Friends

    Chapter 5- Heroin Response

    Chapter 6- Naloxone and Harm Reduction

    Chapter 7- Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

    Chapter 8- Provider Education

    Chapter 9- Public Awareness

    Chapter 10- Recovery

    Chapter 11- Safe Disposal

    Chapter 12- Treatment

    Chapter 13- Youth & Young Adult Prevention