The Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) contracted with the Colorado Health Institute to conduct a statewide needs assessment to identify gaps in the State’s substance abuse system that responds to opioid abuse prevention, treatment and recovery.
Planned regional enhancements to the Colorado crisis response system will increase collaboration with local law enforcement, improve capacity to conduct face-to-face (including telehealth) assessments; ensure that walk-in centers, crisis stabilization units and acute treatment units are able to accept and triage individuals on emergency mental health holds; and expand local partnerships to ensure jails are not used as a placement option for individuals on emergency mental health holds.
Every year, in recognition of September as National Recovery Month, the Office of Behavioral Health hosts a community research forum. This year’s forum, “Supported Education: Where We Have Been and Where We are Going,” will be held on Sept. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan, 3550 West Oxford Avenue, Denver. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
National Recovery Month aims to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover.