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OBH Co-Hosts Opioid Safety Summit

More than 350 people attended today's Opioid Safety Summit hosted by OBH and the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA). Attendees heard personal stories of addiction to opioids, a presentation on stigma from OBH Director Robert Werthwein, fantastic results from CHA's Opioid Safety Pilot in 10 Colorado hospitals and more.

Dana Knowles, a former 9News anchor, kicked off the day by sharing her powerful personal story of opioid addiction, withdrawal and recovery. 

Promote National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week for Teens

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®, Monday January 22nd through Sunday January 28th, is a health observance week for teens that aims to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drug and alcohol use. A week dedicated to linking students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends.