Heroin and Prescription Drugs

Heroin and prescription drug misuse and abuse are serious problems both nationally and here in Colorado. Each year, hundreds of people die from overdose. Fortunately, overdose deaths are preventable. Education and awareness of the factors leading to overdose can reduce opioid related deaths in our community.

Prescription Drug and Heroin Crisis: Data and Maps

Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership

The Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership is a community-based partnership committed to addressing prescription opioid misuse and overdose in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties. Goals:

  • Preventing overdose deaths in Tri-County area
  • Increasing awareness and education of the factors leading to and preventing overdose

What Can We Do Right Now?

Opioid addiction and misuse can affect all of us. Prevent prescription drugs from being misused and reduce the likelihood of addiction with these simple steps: