'It’s Going To Save Lives': Colorado Naloxone Project Provides Opioid Overdose Medication To At-Risk PatientsThe coronavirus pandemic is being blamed for even more deaths as drug overdoses skyrocketed in Colorado during 2020. One group hopes to decrease the number in 2021 with more access to life saving Naloxone.
Denver City Council Prepares For Final Reading Of Supervised Injection SitesThe Denver City Council will have its second reading of a proposed supervised injection site in city limits on Monday night.
Denver City Council Considers Bill For Supervised Drug Injection SiteA second attempt to implement a pilot program for a supervised drug injection site in Denver is in the works.
Boulder Woman Gets 10 Years For Fatal Heroin OverdoseA 48-year-old Colorado woman has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for selling heroin to a woman who died of an overdose in August 2015.
The Heroin Fix: Clinic Treats Addicts With Government HeroinTwice a day, every single day of the year, Lori Beer goes to a clinic and injects herself with heroin, provided by and paid for by the Canadian government.
The Heroin Fix: Addicts Saving Each Other With NarcanThe drug Narcan is becoming first responders first line of defense in the opioid crisis. In Denver alone, paramedics have used Narcan to reverse more than 4,000 overdoses over the past five years.
‘The Heroin Fix’: Supervised Injection Facilities Are Lifesavers For Those Who Use ThemThe City of Denver is exploring the idea of setting up supervised injection facilities, where drug addicts can safely shoot up, as a means to prevent drug overdoses.
Overdose Drug For Heroin And Opiate Users Now Available In ColoradoColorado pharmacies can now prescribe a potentially lifesaving drug to people who've overdosed on some prescription medicines or heroin.
Spike In Heroin Overdoses Prompts A Closer Look At AntidoteLast year in Denver Heroin killed more people than any other substance and now many police agencies are taking a closer look at equipping officers with an overdose antidote.
2 Die From Apparent Heroin Overdoses In Fort CollinsFort Collins police are investigating two separate deaths they think were caused by a heroin overdose.