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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 Educate Colorado Communities On Opioids, AmeriCorps Deploys ‘Super Passionate Workforce’

You’ve probably heard of AmeriCorps. The national service organization has 300,000 members who work on programs ranging from education programming to disaster relief, like during Hurricane Harvey and the Northern California wildfires. They even build houses and connect veterans to social services.

But in 2017, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) – which administers national service programs ...

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Opioid deaths on rise in Colorado; Pueblo County's rate of fatal overdoses one of highest

Over 900 Coloradans were killed by drug overdoses in 2016, marking the 13th time in the past 15 years the state topped its previous record for overdose fatalities.

Forty of those deaths took place in Pueblo County, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: the sixth highest number of fatalities of any county in the state despite ...

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