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The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention works with the Colorado General Assembly to provide reliable information about the prescription drug use and misuse and possible policies and regulations.

2021 Legislative Session

Narrative recap

SB21-137 Infographic

Infographic about other bills


Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Study Committee Bills & Stakeholder Feedback

In the summer of 2019, a bipartisan committee of state senators and representatives met to consider possible policies to fight the prescription drug misuse and to collect information from community organizations, experts, and citizens.  For more information, including a schedule, list of members, and contact information, go to the committee’s website.

In preparation for the convening of the Study Committee on Opioids and Other Substance Use Disorders in the summer of 2019, the Consortium prepared a form for collecting policy recommendations from stakeholders across the state.  As a result, 232 individuals from 47 counties, many who were representing local or statewide organizations, provided 374 policy recommendation for consideration.

This included stakeholders from the fields of healthcare, public health, substance abuse treatment, and criminal justice, as well as from local government, professional associations, and community members.

Policy Requests by Subject Area

The staff of the Consortium organized the submissions and compiled the recommendations into categories. This information helped guide the Study Committee in setting five priority areas for consideration: PreventionTreatmentHarm ReductionCriminal Justice, and Recovery