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Colorado teenagers starting to understand opioid risks

Posted at 8:09 PM, Jan 29, 2019
Rise Above Colorado

COLORADO – As the opioid crisis rages on across the state of Colorado, there is a little bit of good news. A spokesperson for the group “Rise Above Colorado” says a survey last year shows that roughly 65% of Colorado’s teenagers saw the risk associated with opioids.

The group says last year’s survey showed awareness about the risks of prescription drugs grew by 17-points. They believe the numbers are trending in the right direction to help curb the opioid epidemic in the future. Rise Above Colorado says parents really need to stress the importance of staying away from opioids and the risks associated with them.

For more information on the group’s study, CLICK HERE.