The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention has created a number of brochures, reports, guides, and other resources you can use to learn more about stopping prescription drug misuse and abuse.

    The Community Reference

    Office of Behavioral Health logoThe Community Reference is a reference and resource guide for communities and local efforts to use in support of new and established initiatives to fight prescription drug misuse and abuse. It was developed by the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health.

    The Community Reference is meant to encompass the activities of many different organizations that work on various aspects of the opioid crisis. It includes resources and information about public awareness campaigns, the work of the Consortium, and materials such as brochures and guidelines.

    Resources by topic

    The Consortium and its partners have developed or identified many resources that can be used to help people and communities working on the opioid crisis. Click to open the folder below to view resources and links.

    LADDERS – The Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) referral resource for information and services for prevention, treatment, and recovery from substance use and mental health conditions.

    Opioid Treatment Providers – a list of treatment providers maintained by the Office of Behavioral Health.

    Colorado Crisis Services – Colorado’s statewide resource for mental health, substance use or emotional crisis help, information, and referrals. Colorado Crisis Services provides confidential and immediate support, 24/7/365. If you are in crisis or need help dealing with one, call the toll-free number 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak to a trained professional. Colorado Crisis Services also maintains a number of walk-in centers around the state; a list of locations can be found on its website.

    Track the progress of the six opioid-related bills being considered this year by the Colorado Legislature. This summary of the bills includes links to the bills as well as details about upcoming hearings.

    Interim Study Committee home page

    Proposed legislation

    Bill tracker

    Denver Opioid Response Strategic Plan

    Lost to Opioids — A crowdsourced page that creates online memorials to people lost to opioid overdoes.

    Opioid Mapping Initiative