• PSA campaign to address opioid dependence

    Colorado School of Public Health and Pinnacol Assurance team up to address misuse

    DENVER (Oct. 4, 2012) – The Colorado School of Public Health and Pinnacol Assurance are taking a significant step in addressing the rising rates of death from opioid pain relievers by creating training that focuses on safe prescribing practices and intervention strategies to improve physicians’ understanding of the best practices that help prevent the health risks and issues associated with these drugs.… Full Story

    October 5, 2012
    Guest Contributor
  • Record-setting collection expected for RX Disposal

    About a ton of unused or expired medication is anticipated

    By Chris Casey | University Communications AURORA, Colo. – The third annual RX Disposal day at the Anschutz Medical Campus is expected to bring in a record-setting ton of outdated, unused or expired medications.… Full Story

    April 24, 2012
    Chris Casey
  • New Baby Haven facility provides hope to moms and babies

    $3.8 million raised by local foundations and donors for therapeutic nursery for infants with mothers in addiction recovery

    “I’m here to change my life and to be a better mother and a better woman—I need to be healthy,” said Shay, a resident at The Haven, a University of Colorado School of Medicine clinical care center that serves women with serious substance abuse problems and addictions.… Full Story

    April 8, 2011
    Caitlin Jenney
  • News Release

    Executive director of University of Colorado Hospital’s Center for Dependency, Addiction, and Rehabilitation (CeDAR) named health care champion

    The executive director of University of Colorado Hospital’s Center for Dependency, Addiction, and Rehabilitation (CeDAR) has been recognized as a “Behavioral Health Champion” by Behavioral Healthcare magazine, the professional journal serving the executive, clinical, and operating leadership of mental health and substance abuse centers nationwide.… Full Story

    August 4, 2010
    Erika Matich