Only 6 percent of Colorado's population lives in southeast Colorado, yet it represents 18.1 percent of heroin treatment admissions.
Baltimore Health Commissioner Leana Wen is working to put the anti-overdose medication naloxone into the hands of as many heroin users as possible. But the price of the antidote has nearly doubled.
- In New Hampshire this week, Hillary Clinton veered from the stump speech for a somber discussion on substance abuse. Nearly everyone in the room had been affected by drugs.Read More
- A lawyer hired by community group No Methadone in Monument said Monday that while zoning allows for a clinic in that location, the word "clinic" is never defined by the town.Read more
With news that heroin use is rising across the county, we took a look at how that's affecting Colorado.
- Hundreds of people opposed to the project gathered Monday night for a meeting on the clinic, which would be located across the street from a community park downtown.Read more
The CDC says that, nationally, four times more men died of a heroin overdose in 2013 than women. Colorado followed the pattern.
We covered Colorado kids living in poverty, Republicans opposing funding for some contraceptives, income inequality, "The Queen of Pain" and more.
This story begins an exploration of how Colorado is responding to the national opioid epidemic.