After Scary Experience, City Council President Backs Supervised Injection FacilityCity Council President Albus Brooks put his full support behind a proposal to create a supervised injection facility in Denver on Tuesday.
Police Body Cam Captures Life Saving Actions During Heroin OverdoseA Denver woman is alive thanks to the quick thinking actions of a Vail police officer who administered Narcan, reversing a likely heroin overdose.
Parents Who Lost Son To Overdose Warn About Mail-Order DrugsKris Randall thumbed through a family photo album, remembering the good times before September of 2015 when her son overdosed on a dangerous cocktail of heroin and fentanyl, a synthetic opiate.
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.
Addicts Help Colorado Leaders Formulate Heroin Addiction Battle PlanLessons learned from addicts and their families are helping Colorado leaders in their efforts to attack the heroin addiction problem statewide.
Report: Colorado Heroin Deaths Doubled Between 2011 And 2015Heroin deaths doubled between 2011 and 2015 in Colorado while arrests for heroin offenses grew six times during that time period, according to the state's first report on the drug released Thursday.
Library Stocks Up On Drug To Treat OverdosesA new effort is being made to treat drug overdoses at Denver's Central Library.
More Police Get Trained To Administer Drug That Blocks Opiod OverdosesEvans Police Chief Rick Brandt has been spearheading efforts to get Narcan into the hands of law enforcement departments across the state.
Program Works To Restore Damage Done By By Opioid AddictionFamilies across Colorado are struggling with opioid and heroin addictions that are ravaging communities. Parents and children struggle to stay together because of the addictions.
Implant Might Be The Answer For Those Wanting To Kick OpioidsDrug overdoses are a leading cause of death in Colorado. The opioid crisis is everywhere. Doctors say a huge problem is how to treat those who want the help.
'EPIC' 5K Brings Conversation Of Substance Abuse To The TableIn just five years, heroin overdoses in Colorado have gone up by 350 percent, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
Colorado's Heroin, Opioid Problem Gets Help From The Federal GovernmentColorado is set to get hundreds of thousands of dollars from the federal government to fight the heroin and the opioid epidemic.
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.
Heroin Overdose Antidote Offers Hope For Vulnerable InmatesNaloxone, also known by the brand name Narcan, has become a key tool in curbing overdoes resulting from the nation's opioid abuse epidemic.
Drugs With Street Value Of $1,288,000 Seized, 3 Arrested In DurangoThree people have been arrested after a long-term narcotics investigation in southwestern Colorado.