There is a fatal overdose in Colorado every 9 hours and 36 minutes.
We have lost 12,297 people in Colorado to overdoses since 1999.
PROVEN STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING OVERDOSE DEATHS
If you or someone you know is at risk of a heroin or painkiller overdose, get naloxone now. It’s easy. And fast. Over 200 Pharmacies in Colorado carry Naloxone, available to anyone under standing orders. Which means you can get it today. Recently the Colorado State Legislature passed a new law that expands access to this lifesaving drug. Ask your pharmacist about Naloxone or consult our map to find a pharmacy near you by clicking here.
HARM REDUCTION AND EDUCATION
Harm reduction programs have existed for more than three decades around the globe and work to counter some of the deadly consequences of drug use through a set of practical, clinically-proven strategies that include health education programs, access to sterile syringes, disposal of contaminated medical products, naloxone access, and other programs. Harm reduction programs, education, and consultation with your healthcare providers are important safety measures to help reduce your risk of an overdose.
SUPPORT SUPERVISED USE
Supervised use sites currently exist in 102 facilities in 63 cities around the globe without a single fatal overdose on their premises. They provide safe alternatives to some of the most dangerous risk factors including the presence of trained staff, naloxone, and access to other services which improve the health and quality of life for participants and the greater community. You can support a supervised use site in Denver by joining our coalition here, today. [CLICK HERE]