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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 […]

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 […]