The federal government is providing $1.7 million to Colorado to help treat opioid use disorders in underserved populations.
The money from the Department of Health and Human Services will expand the number of patients screened and connected to treatment for opioid addiction. Five health centers in the state will get the funding: the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Denver Health, Metro Community Provider Network, a provider in Fort Lupton and the University of Colorado.
A recent study found drug overdose deaths rose sharply in the last decade across the state.
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