June 3, 2021: Fentanyl Overdoses Rising In Colorado; COVID-19 And Domestic Violence

June 3, 2021
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Fatal overdoses from fentanyl jumped an estimated 37 percent from 2019 to 2020 in Colorado -- a higher increase than the national average.

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June 3, 2021: Fentanyl Overdoses Rising In Colorado; COVID-19 And Domestic Violence

Fatal overdoses from fentanyl, a synthetic opioid far stronger than heroin, occur more frequently in Colorado than the national average. A look at the factors behind the numbers and possible solutions. Then, advocates say the stresses and isolation of COVID-19 has made it even more challenging for victims of domestic violence to seek help.