Drug overdoses have been increasing both in Colorado and across the U.S. for years. Across the political spectrum, Colorado legislators want to respond to the overdose epidemic. The state’s response has become a contest between two schools of thought — criminalization of drugs and harm reduction.
CHI’s most up-to-date analysis highlights changes in overdose rates in Colorado
How Colorado’s Co-Responder Programs Enhance Access to Behavioral Health Care
To mark National Recovery Month, CHI highlights High Rockies Harm Reduction, which is bringing new approaches to addressing the opioid epidemic in western Colorado.
Complex Issues in a Diverse State
Tracing how social and economic life in Colorado communities affects mental health
While our collective attention and anxiety remain fixated on the presidential election outcome, most of Colorado’s results are in — and this formerly “purple state” appears to be a deep shade of aquamarine, its official gemstone.
Early data from 2020 suggest that more Coloradans have died due to a drug overdose this year than in any recent year.
CHI’s most up-to-date graphics show drug overdoses in Colorado through 2019
Program cuts and obstacles to access mean more who need substance use treatment may go without services.