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Links to coronavirus (COVID-19) resources

The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention is compiling a list of links to resources that could help you or your organization manage your response to the COVID-19 coronavirus. While these links go to authoritative sources, be sure to check and see if there is any guidance from the support group, nonprofit, public health […]

Consortium remains open, goes online as part of COVID-19 response

Like so many other people and organizations, the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention is changing operations in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). For the next two weeks and possibly beyond, the Consortium will remain “open,” but all staff members will be working online. Our office at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus […]

February 2020 legislative update

Last summer, the Interim Study Committee on Opioids and Other Substance Use Disorders drafted five bills, all of which have been introduced. Great news! All five of these bills (HB1085 Prevention, HB1065 Harm Reduction, HB1017 Criminal Justice, SB007 Treatment, and SB028 Recovery) have passed out of their first committees for a good start to a […]

January 2020 news roundup

State Opioid Response Grants Expanded to Include Methamphetamine and Cocaine Colorado is the recipient of a State Opioid Response (SOR) Grant and the goals of the grant include: Connect at least 900 people to Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) through mobile MAT units. Train 400 individuals in the CRAFT & Celebrating Families model. Hire 18 more […]

January 2020 Legislative Update

The 2020 Legislative Session began on Wednesday, Jan. 8, and a number of bills addressing opioid and substance use are on the docket. Because these bill are relevant to the work of Consortium members and others in the prevention and treatment fields, the Consortium will offer monthly updates on the progress of the bills. Remember, […]

Thanks for all the hard work and support!

Many thanks! So many great, talented people devote their hard work fighting the opioid crisis. The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse and Prevention would like to thank everyone for their dedication, as well as their diligent work with state lawmakers to develop the new package of bills that Gov. Jared Polis recently signed into […]

May 2019 legislative update

Gov. Polis signs bills to continue fight against opioid epidemic Great news! All five opioid-related bills proposed by the Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee passed the Legislature during the 2019 session, and by May 23 Gov. Jared Polis signed them into law. In addition, two opioid-related bills not originally sponsored by […]