Admiral James Winnefeld was hopefuL but apprehensive about his son's recovery from heroin addiction. It wasn't long before he got the gut-wrenching call.
Denver officials will pay a visit this month to Vancouver to see if they can learn from that city's innovative approach to injection drug use.
A recent article in the Washington Post details a Denver-based DEA investigation that linked the nation's largest drug company to suspicious narcotics sales. It says DEA investigators think the company, McKesson Corporation, was let off the hook too easily by federal attorneys.
Denver Harm Reduction Action Center is the state's largest needle exchange, taking in about 3,000 used syringes a day.
A lifetime of watching her mother battle opioid addiction led state Rep. Brittany Pettersen to sponsor a series of bills aimed at the problem.
In a record-breaking year, 912 people in Colorado died from overdoses in 2016. Of those, 300 died from an opioid overdose and heroin claimed another 228 lives.
As more Coloradans die from heroin overdoses, we hear how cheap black tar heroin began making its way from a small city in Mexico to cities like Denver and Colorado Springs in the 1980s and 1990s.
The drug carfentanil, a synthetic opioid used as an elephant tranquilizer in China, recently surfaced in Colorado and has already led to at least two deaths in the state.
In an area ravaged by the opioid crisis, Dr. Barbara Troy is the only doctor for miles who can prescribe a key drug for those in recovery.