Sober Living in Colorado Springs, Colorado could see a piece of the $13 million that President Obama has proposed in his budget to Congress to fight the growing heroin epidemic and opioid addiction in America. The $1.1Billion proposal would give money to states in need to fight the epidemic. The opioid problem in southern Colorado has been growing and has seen an increase in opioid related deaths over the past several years. With the new CDCs guidelines for prescribing opioid painkillers, addicts are switching to street heroin. The average dose to get an addict high from pharmaceutic pills is greatly higher than the cost of heroin that can be found in the streets of Colorado Springs. Under Obama’s proposed budget, Colorado could get $13 million to expand treatment for those addicted to opioids. The White House said the total amount would depend on congressional action and the strength of the state’s application and plan to fight the epidemic Heroin use is swelling across the nation, but a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spells out exactly which groups are abusing the drug more and more.
Where does Colorado fit in the nation’s top using states and what ages groups are using? Across the Nation, heroin users age 18-25 have more than doubled in the past decade. In 2007, about 25 percent of Coloradans entered treatment because of heroin. By 2014, that number rose to nearly 45 percent of people entering treatment in the state for heroin. Colorado ranked 12th in the nation for “nonmedical use” of opioid painkillers in 2012 and 2013, according to state statistics. With Colorado being the 22nd most populated state and claiming the 12th spot on most addicted states, the issue is serious. Even furthermore, a recent report on substance abuse in Colorado suggest the overall rate of hospitalizations and deaths from prescriptions opioids in the state has levels while those using heroin has increased. Heroin addiction treatment in Colorado is a need, in order to save the lives of those addicted.
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