State Creates Permanent Household Medication Drop-Off LocationsColorado health officials are setting up permanent locations across the state for people to dispose of medications they no longer need in an effort to reduce prescription drug abuse.
Colorado High Schoolers' Drug Abuse Awareness Video Strikes A ChordA team of Colorado high school students are among the Top 10 in a national filmmaking contest.
State Works To Lower Overdose DeathsAfter seeing a rise in usage and deaths, the federal government and Colorado leaders have worked for the past three years to lower or at least curb prescription drug addictions and heroin use.
Neighbors Upset About Sober Living Home In ParkerThere's a battle brewing over a sober living facility in Parker. Some neighbors are upset about the residential home that was turned into a place where dozens of people congregate.
Colorado Residents Can Drop Off Unused Prescription Drugs On SaturdayCities along the Front Range are accepting unused and expired prescription medication on Saturday to prevent them from being abused or disposed of improperly.
Health Officials Team Up With Law Enforcement To Tackle Prescription Drug AbuseColorado has the second highest rate of prescription drug abuse in the nation. More people die from drug overdoses than car crashes every year. Now health officials are teaming up with law enforcement to tackle the problem.
Benzo Addiction A Growing Concern For Health ExpertsPrescription drugs called "Benzos" are a class of one of the most widely prescribed medications in the U.S., but there is new concern in Colorado that they are being overused.
A Look At Heroin Abuse In ColoradoSome states, including Colorado, are reporting a rise in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to this cheaper alternative.
Poll: Majority Of Chronic Pain Sufferers Feel Treated Like 'Drug Addicts' By PharmacistsThe majority of people who suffer from chronic pain feel they are treated like drug addicts during their pharmacy visits, and nearly one-third of pain sufferers showed concern they are being embarrassed by their healthcare provider.
Police In Summit County Concerned About Drug 'Krokodil'A potentially-deadly street drug known as "Krokodil" has made its way into Colorado's high country.