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10 months 2 weeks ago

Heroin deaths climb in Colorado

Heroin overdoses in Colorado are at their highest point in a decade. The state health department reports 91 people died from using the drug in 2012. The overdose death Sunday of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman has cast a national spotlight on the resurgence of heroin addiction. The Center for Disease...

3 years 7 months ago

Prescription drug abuse tops all other drugs

The Drug Enforcement Administration says the most commonly abused drugs in America today come from the medicine cabinet. Over the last decade the number of people who've overdosed on prescription pain meds like Oxycotin has doubled. Matt Barden, Resident Agent in Charge of the DEA in Colorado Springs says...

3 years 10 months ago

New healthcare center opens in Colorado Springs

Most would agree that those who care for developmentally disabled adults have a heavy burden to bear. Early this January a new center, which is called the Developmental Disabilities Health Center, opened in Colorado Springs that specializes for their care. A partnership between Peak Vista Community Health Centers (PVCHC)...

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