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Why Fentanyl Overdose Deaths Are Rising In Colorado

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16min 47sec

Fatal overdoses from fentanyl, a synthetic opioid far stronger than heroin, jumped an estimated 37 percent from 2019 to 2020 in Colorado -- a higher increase than the national average. Lisa Raville runs the Harm Reduction Action Center in Denver; CJ Oliveira is the housing administrator for the Sober Living House in South Boulder. They spoke with us about the rise in numbers and possible solutions.