Gardner Sponsors Bill That Creates Opioid Database, Targets Rogue PharmaciesOnly 6,400 people live in Huerfano County but more than 13,000 opioid prescriptions were dispensed in the county in 2016. Huerfano had the highest death rate from opioids in the state that year.
Families, Friends Aim To Erase Stigma From Addiction With Shatterproof 5kColoradans came together in the fight against addiction. CBS4’s Jim Benemann emceed the Shatterproof 5K at Great Lawn Park in Denver Saturday.
'She Kept It From Everyone': Parents Who Lost Daughter To Addiction Hold 5K To Raise AwarenessThe event raises money and awareness about the fight against addiction which affects thousands of Colorado families every day. 
Man In Constant Pain Trades Opioids For Alternative TherapiesThe U.S. is considered in the throes of an opioid epidemic. In 2015, more than two million Americans suffered from opioid dependence or addiction.
Father Arrested After Passing Out With Baby In Car On Hot DayThe father was passed out behind the wheel and police found heroin, hypodermic needles, marijuana, and suboxone in the car.
Are We Growing Numb To The Opioid Epidemic?"Addiction Solution" author Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, asks if we're growing desensitized to the opioid epidemic.
Are We Growing Numb To The Opioid Epidemic?"Addiction Solution" author Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, asks if we're growing desensitized to the opioid epidemic.
Mother Fights For Opioid Addiction Treatment: 'He's Gone Forever'A mother whose son died of a drug overdose is pleading with lawmakers to pass a bill that she says could have saved his life.
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.