Websites - Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention - News about Colorado's efforts to combat the opioid epidemic - Take Meds Seriously - Colorado’s official online resource for addressing the opioid crisis. Information concerning the safe use, safe storage and safe disposal of prescription medications. - National Institute on Drug Abuse - Information regarding scientific research addressing essential questions about drug use, including tracking emerging drug use trends, understanding how drugs work in the brain and body, developing and testing new drug treatment and prevention approaches. - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - A comprehensive resource for data regarding the opioid epidemic. - Federal Drug Administration - The agency responsible for the control and supervision of a variety of prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs. Provides information about specific drugs, about buying and using medications safely and about the latest research on drug safety. - Prescribe to Prevent - Naloxone Information - Information for patients, prescribers and pharmacists regarding naloxone rescue kits. - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center - Provides a comprehensive array of services, support, resources, and strategies to PDMPs, federal partners and other stakeholders to further the efforts and effectiveness of PDMPs in combating the misuse, abuse and diversion of prescription drugs. - National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse - A nonprofit focused on connecting like-minded organizations for the purpose of sharing best practices, developing and sharing useful resources and implementing a cohesive, nationwide education campaign highlighting the dangers of prescription drug abuse/misuse. - The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative of Colorado (RALI Colorado) is an alliance of more than twenty local, state and national organizations committed to finding solutions to end the opioid crisis in our state. - Safe Project is a national nonprofit working through a collaborative, multi-pronged and non-partisan approach to end the nation’s catastrophic addiction epidemic. It was founded in November 2017 by Admiral James and Mary Winnefeld, following the loss of their 19-year old son Jonathan to an accidental opioid overdose. - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - The agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

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