Drug Abuse

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Colorado Residents Can Drop Off Unused Prescription Drugs On Saturday

Cities along the Front Range are accepting unused and expired prescription medication on Saturday to prevent them from being abused or disposed of improperly.

09/26/2014

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Health Officials Team Up With Law Enforcement To Tackle Prescription Drug Abuse

Colorado 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.

09/24/2014

Clonazepam, the generic of Klonopin. (credit: CBS)

Benzo Addiction A Growing Concern For Health Experts

Prescription 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.

07/03/2014

The 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. (Getty)

Poll: Majority Of Chronic Pain Sufferers Feel Treated Like ‘Drug Addicts’ By Pharmacists

The 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.

03/11/2014

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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.

11/13/2013

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