Federal government recommends even elementary schools have naloxone available. So far this year, 15 Colorado kids between the ages of 10 and 18 have died from fentanyl overdose, not all at school.
5280 High School is Colorado’s only recovery school and one of 43 in the U.S. designed for students who are dealing with substance use disorder and related mental health disorders.
A study by researchers at the University of Colorado and the University of Minnesota uses long-term data on twins to assess the impacts of cannabis legalization
It is a clinically diagnosable mental health condition, and we must remove its stigma if we expect people to rethink their relationship with booze.
Run as a 501(c)(3) organization and set in a quiet Lakewood neighborhood, the eclectic mix between a coffee shop and bar provides an alcohol-free alternative for people to get together
Many people transitioning from jail or prison struggle to reenter society without support. Mesa County’s new program helps with housing, jobs, transportation and mental health services.
The Denver jail keeps unreliable data on its mental health programs, is failing to adequately monitor its contracts with mental health providers and could not show whether its transgender inmates are housed according to their preference, according to an audit released Thursday. The Denver Sheriff Department offers an array of programs to help inmates deal […]
Birth looked different during COVID-19, said Jessica Anderson, a member of the Colorado Maternal Mortality Committee. What’s supposed to be one of the most magical — and gut-wrenching — moments of a parent’s life became isolating. “By wearing masks, there’s so much connection that, you know, comes with facial expressions,” Anderson said. “It looks different, […]
Rewa Bailey’s office inside a substance abuse treatment center has an infant swing in the corner. Baby gates strategically placed throughout the building corral toddlers while their mothers try to focus on group therapy sessions. And as often as possible, the staff at Aspen Center in Westminster switches out the toys in an attempt to […]
The coronavirus pandemic overshadowed a long list of other problems that suddenly seemed less urgent in the wake of a deadly virus and its economic destruction. Included at the top of that list: the opioid epidemic. That crisis is still raging in Colorado and predicted to get even worse thanks to the stress, isolation and […]