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public awareness

Ensuring that the public understands scope of the epidemic and as well as the personal toll it takes on families are crucial areas of focus for us.

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Educating the public about the safe use, safe storage, and safe disposal of opioid medications is a top priority for us.

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community collaboration

The African proverb that begins, "It takes a village…” is certainly applicable to the current opioid epidemic.

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Important Facts

People who die each day from opioid-related drug overdoses


Percentage of opioid deaths involving benzodiazepines


People treated each day in emergency rooms for opioid misuse


Cost of the opioid epidemic in 2015


Council of Economic Advisors - Nov. 2017

Opioids in the news

To combat addiction, several Colorado hospitals tried a new approach to treating pain

Colorado hospitals that were part of a groundbreaking pilot project were able to dramatically reduce the amount of opioids they administered by simply focusing on alternative, safer pain treatments, according to a new study released Thursday.

When the Colorado Hospital Association launched the project last summer, it set a goal of reducing opioid administration in emergency departments by…

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Colorado Legislature Tackling Opioid Epidemic in 2018 Session

In 2018, a bi-partisan group of lawmakers plan to submit several bills to combat Colorado’s growing opioid addiction crisis. Hundreds of people in the state have died, and the bills aim to reverse that trend, coving a range of solutions from prevention to intervention to treatment.

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