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Harm Reduction Action Center

Harm Reduction Action Center
Harm Reduction Action Center

Fentanyl overdoses are surging in Colorado as the powerful opioid is disguised as other drugs

The number of people who died of fentanyl overdoses in Denver jumped to 119 last year, up from 17 just two years before. Statewide, overdoses involving fentanyl more than doubled.

Health

How one block on Pearl Street represents Denver’s stubborn homelessness crisis

The city’s encampments persist, with tensions boiling over in Capitol Hill. Denver has opened two sanctioned camps, but they’re full. Besides, some refuse to live there.

News

Supervised injection site supporters aren’t ready to give up on the conversation in Colorado

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, leader of the push nationally, visited Denver this week after a victory in federal court

Health

Denver moves forward with plan for supervised injection site for IV-drug users

City Council's ordinance is contingent on state legislation, and flouts federal law

Health

Denver city councilman, state lawmaker revive plans for safe injection site, in spite of federal law

Drug overdoses kill more people than firearms in Denver and a Colorado state lawmaker calls opioid addiction the “greatest public health crisis of our time”

Health