People who die each day from opioid-related drug overdoses
National Vital Statistics System
Percentage of opioid deaths involving benzodiazepines
CDC Mortality and Morbidity Report
Number of Coloradoans who died in 2018 from opioid overdoses
Cost of the opioid epidemic in 2015
Council of Economic Advisors - Nov. 2017
Opioids in the news
A loved one falling ill. Kids unexpectedly out of school with no childcare. Coping with physical distancing. Daily routines interrupted. Life milestones cancelled. Adjusting to working from home, or worse, not being able to work at all. These are the crises we’re all facing as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
At Shatterproof, we are bracing for how all these awful ...
A decade into the opioid crisis, Colorado hospitals have changed the way they treat opioid-exposed babies
Two years ago, Colorado babies born addicted to opioids often were given doses of methadone or morphine and, on average, stayed in the hospital for 17 days as nurses weaned them off the drugs.
Now, the average hospital stay for a newborn going through opioid withdrawal has dropped to 6.5 days. And instead of treating those infants with regular ...