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Newsletter: February 2019

The Consortium has released its February 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 […]

Naloxone: A Second Chance to Live

By Jessica Eaddy, Consortium External Relations Strategist Naloxone, frequently called by its intranasal brand name, Narcan, is an FDA-approved medication that reverses opioid overdoses. Naloxone can be carried by all citizens in the state of Colorado to reverse an opioid overdose. As our state’s rate of drug overdoses continues to rise, an increasing number of individuals […]

Share your naloxone story

Has naloxone saved your life? Have you saved a life using naloxone? Has naloxone saved anyone you love or know from a potentially fatal opioid overdose? The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention would love to hear your story. The Consortium, which coordinates Colorado’s statewide response to the opioid crisis, is collecting stories from […]

February 2019 legislative update

The Colorado Legislature is in its second month, and lawmakers continue to consider a number of bills related to the opioid crisis and prescription drug abuse prevention. 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 to use the General […]

Newsletter: January 2019

The Consortium has released its first newsletter! Check it out if you want to learn more about opioid- and substance misuse-related bills the Legislature is considering this session, read the annual report, learn about upcoming events, and more! Please subscribe to stay in touch. The newsletter will be released once a month. Visit our newsletter […]

January 2019 legislative update

The Colorado Legislature is back in session, and lawmakers will consider a number of bills related to the opioid crisis and prescription drug abuse prevention. 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 to use the General Assembly’s web […]

Majority of Coloradans think there is a prescription drug abuse problem in their communities, support increased state funding for education programs

Aurora, CO – December 27, 2018 – Coloradans are concerned about prescription drug abuse and support increased state funding for initiatives to address the epidemic, according to a survey commissioned by the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention to measure the public’s awareness of the opioid crisis. More than half of the survey’s 1,400 […]