In Colorado, 67 people under the age of 24 died of opioid overdoses in 2016, the most recent year for which data is available.
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.
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.
Only three of the 37 clinicians with prescribing authority had prescribed naloxone, according to a Kaiser Permanente Colorado study.