Drug Take-Back Day Keeps Leftover Medications Out Of Abuser HandsThe Drug Enforcement Administration hosted the bi-annual “Drug Takeback” event throughout the nation, including nearly 100 stations in Colorado.
State's Studies Show Marijuana Use Increasing Among Adults, Not YouthTwo studies indicate the rate of marijuana usage by Colorado young people is relatively unchanged since 2015, and in fact mirrors the national average. But a youth marijuana prevention agency warned the increase in potency of marijuana and cannabis products since the drug's legalization in 2014 poses equally increasing danger to its young users.
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.
Facebook Used As Platform For Sale Of DrugsFacebook is a way for friends to keep in touch, but it has also become a marketplace for illegal drugs.
High School Students Learn About Dangers Of Prescription DrugsPrescription and over-the-counter medications are the most commonly abused drugs among high school seniors after marijuana.
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.