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.
The U.S. makes up five percent of the world’s population, but we consume 80 percent of the world’s supply of prescription opioid painkillers.
How did that happen?
“Between 1999 and 2010 in the U.S., there was a 300-percent increase in the number of prescriptions written for opioid…