“Opioids ought to be drugs of last resort, not drugs of first choice,” one expert says.
The non-profit network of gyms, which began in Boulder, helps those struggling with addiction remain sober through sport and physical activity.
In a record-breaking year, 912 people in Colorado died from overdoses in 2016. Of those, 300 died from an opioid overdose and heroin claimed another 228 lives.
More police and security officers, and if the budget allows, security cameras and lowering the book stack shelves, are among the measures planned.
Denver's library is one of the first to carry Narcan, the brand name for Naloxone, a medication used to reverse an opioid overdose.
"The cuddle shift" can be some pretty emotionally taxing work, says the nurse who leads the birth center at St. Mary Corwin Medical Center
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.
Pettersen wants to put forward a bill that would require drug makers to help pay for treatment programs in Colorado.