Opioid Use Disorder

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A group of bipartisan lawmakers continues to combat Colorado's opioid crisis.

The Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Study Committee recently advanced five bills for the state legislature to consider in January.

Anne Hazlett, senior advisor for rural affairs with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, will be the keynote speaker at a forum devoted to the opioid crisis and methamphetamines and other drug misuse issues in rural and frontier communities.

A national cooperative bank is the latest group to join Colorado's effort to curb opioid abuse.

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The American Red Cross launched First Aid for Opioid Overdoses, a new online course aimed at teaching volunteers how to respond to a known or suspected opioid overdose.

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More than $700,000 from the National Institute of Health's Institute of Drug Abuse is headed to the University of Colorado Denver to study treatments for people who suffer from both chronic pain and opioid use disorder.