Trump's Plan For Opioid Crisis Includes Death Penalty For High-Volume TraffickersPresident Trump has previously said "a drug dealer will kill 2,000, 3,000, 5,000 people during the course of his or her life" and not be punished as much as a murderer.
Recovering Opioid Addict Testifies For Coloradans 'Left Behind'A Colorado state lawmaker's mother gives powerful testimony about the cost of opioid addiction as her daughter introduces legislation aimed at saving the lives of those addicted.
Doctors, Hospitals Work To Reduce Addictive Painkiller UsageThe opioid epidemic in Colorado is getting more attention from a group trying to combat the problem at the source.
Southern Colorado County Sues More Than A Dozen Pharmaceutical CompaniesA small southern Colorado county is the first in the state to take on some of the country’s major pharmaceutical companies.
Police Split On Use Of NarcanSome argue administering Narcan subjects officers to danger while making no lasting impact on the death toll.
Arapahoe House Closure Puts More Pressure On Police, Human ServicesColorado's largest provider of drug and alcohol abuse treatment will close its eight facilities early next year.
'It's Really, Really A Sad Day': Arapahoe House Announces ClosureThe largest provider of substance abuse treatment in Colorado is closing its doors.
Opioid Crisis Has Lowered U.S. Life Expectancy, Study FindsAccording to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the country's opioid epidemic claimed over 33,000 lives in 2015.
Law Enforcement's Overdose Reversal Drug Already Saving LivesAn Aurora police officer saved a man's life just one month after being trained and given the opioid and heroin reversal drug called naloxone. It's part of Colorado's fight to combat the explosive heroin epidemic.
Lawmakers Consider Pilot Program To Combat Opioid EpidemicState lawmakers are considering a first-of-its-kind pilot program to combat an opioid epidemic in Colorado.
Colorado AG And Partners Buying 2,500 Drug Overdose KitsThe attorney general's office says it's buying 2,500 drug overdose kits to help police and emergency responders confront Colorado's opioid epidemic.