Since the program was launched less than two years ago, officers have saved at least 320 people from an overdose death.
Ten Colorado hospitals across the state participated in a six-month pilot project to cut opioid use called the Colorado Opioid Safety Collaborative.
The scale of the problem has prompted Colorado lawmakers to propose a set of bills they hope may lead to better prevention and treatment.
For more than four decades, Arapahoe House provided an array of treatment services to about 5000 people a year, meeting a key community niche.
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.
Tolerating a Denver cold snap, the large crowd held candles and chanted “we will remember” as 232 names were read aloud.
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.
The proposed safe-injection facility is part of a six bill package to combat the growing opioid crisis in Colorado.