Similar programs have popped up around the country.
Conejos, Las Animas, Chaffee, Otero and Alamosa counties and the city of Alamosa have filed suit in U.S. District Court.
More than 90 percent of the people booked into Alamosa County Jail are either addicted to drugs or are in for drug-related charges.
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.
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.
A lifetime of watching her mother battle opioid addiction led state Rep. Brittany Pettersen to sponsor a series of bills aimed at the problem.
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.