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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 […]

Newsletter: April 2019

The Consortium has released its April newsletter! Check it out if you want to learn more about opioid- and substance misuse-related bills the Legislature is considering this session, learn about our naloxone public awareness campaign, stay in the know about upcoming events, and more! Please subscribe to stay in touch. The newsletter will be released once […]

April 2019 legislative update

The Colorado Legislature has only two weeks left in the 2019 session, and it’s a mad dash to the finish line – the Legislature is scheduled to adjourn on May 3. The last weeks will include discussion of several bills related to opioid use disorder prevention and treatment, as well as other substances. All the […]

Newsletter: March 2019

The Consortium has released its March newsletter! Check it out if you want to learn more about opioid- and substance misuse-related bills the Legislature is considering this session, learn about our naloxone public awareness campaign, stay in the know about upcoming events, and more! Please subscribe to stay in touch. The newsletter will be released once a […]

March 2019 legislative update

The Colorado Legislature is half way through the 2019 session, and lawmakers have ramped up to move several bills addressing the opioid crisis and prescription drug abuse prevention through the Legislature. The Legislature moves fast—the best way to keep up if you want to follow the progress of a bill or the hearing schedule is […]

Strategy Management

As more organizations and coalitions join the fight against the opioid crisis, there is a need to track our collective performance as we set goals and work to achieve our objectives. To that end, the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention has developed a strategy management system and is sharing access to it with […]

Update on State Grant Programs, March 2019

By Whit Oyler, Strategic Planning Coordinator What are STR and SOR? The State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis grant (STR) and the State Opioid Response grant (SOR) are major funding sources from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) to […]