Crime

Nine Stories About the Opioid Epidemic and Potential Solutions

Nine Stories About the Opioid Epidemic and Potential Solutions
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An opioid epidemic is sweeping across the country and ravaging Denver's drug addicts. It's motivation enough for the Harm Reduction Action Center to push for a safe injection site in Denver, and has staff at the Denver Library, whose Central branch has seen six overdoses this year, training on how to administer Narcan, a medication that treats overdoses. Here are nine stories that dive into drug-related problems — and solutions — in Denver.
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1. Six People Have Overdosed at the Denver Library’s Central Branch in 2017
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2. Inside Zachary Mueller's Meth-Fueled Body-in-a-Barrel Murder
Opioids such as Oxycontin continue to be abused in Denver and Colorado. - GETTY IMAGES
Opioids such as Oxycontin continue to be abused in Denver and Colorado.
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3. What Opioids Are Killing the Most People in Denver and Colorado
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4. Heroin Deaths in Denver Up 933 Percent in 14 Years, Colorado Numbers Shocking

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