Denver Harm Reduction Action Center is the state's largest needle exchange, taking in about 3,000 used syringes a day.
The proposed safe-injection facility is part of a six bill package to combat the growing opioid crisis in Colorado.
A lifetime of watching her mother battle opioid addiction led state Rep. Brittany Pettersen to sponsor a series of bills aimed at the problem.
Studies show some promising results for new opioid addiction approaches, but some insurers won’t pay for some alternative treatments.
Saturday marks National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
In a pilot program, doctors at emergency facilities are experimenting to see if they can reduce opioid prescriptions.
“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.