S.A.F.E.
Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic
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Colorado

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Colorado Community

S.A.F.E. Project US holds community-based coordination events in Colorado that bring together community leaders, local law enforcement, medical personnel, educators and families that are affected by the opioid crisis. Families who have lost children, spouses or partners who have lost loved ones, as well as friends and supporters are encouraged to attend our community events to add their perspective and insight to help rid their community of the opioid epidemic.

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A bipartisan group of Colorado lawmakers introduced five bills for the 2018 legislative session aimed at addressing the growing opioid epidemic in Colorado.

Denver and a dozen other Colorado communities are getting set to sue drug companies over opioid crisis
https://www.denverpost.com/2018/06/06/denver-colorado-communities-prepare-sue-drug-companies-opioids/
 
Stigma Is A Barrier To Addiction Treatment. Lift The Label Hopes To Squelch The Shame https://www.cpr.org/news/story/stigma-is-a-barrier-to-opioid-addiction-treatment-lift-the-label-hopes-to-squelch-the
 
Colorado's Opioid Crisis Fuels Alamosa's Jail Overcrowding
https://www.cpr.org/news/story/colorados-opioid-crisis-fuels-alamosas-jail-overcrowding
 
Colorado hospitals find success in reducing opioid addiction
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/27/colorado-hospitals-find-success-in-reducing-opioid-addiction.html
 
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► *In 2016, there were 536 opioid-related overdose deaths in Colorado, a rate of 9.5 deaths per 100,000 persons.

► *From 2012 to 2016, the number of heroin-related deaths increased from 91 to 234 and deaths related to synthetic opioids rose from 52 to 72.

► *In 2013, Colorado providers wrote 69.8 opioid prescriptions for every 100 persons (approximately 3.7 million prescriptions).

*Source: https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-summaries-by-state/colorado-opioid-summary