Using our expertise to fight the opioid crisis
The opioid epidemic is devastating communities, families and individuals across Colorado and the country. On average 130 Americans die every day from opioid overdose; it was responsible for 560 deaths in Colorado 2017. And for every death, there are many more people struggling with opioid addiction.
To address the expansive scale of the crisis, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus is marshaling its resources across the spectrum of health fields. Here are some examples.