Nearly $8 million dedicated to fighting opioid addiction in Colorado

It was announced that Colorado is getting funding from the government to fight opioid addiction in our state. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price announced today our state will receive nearly eight million dollars in Federal Grants. Colorado C

KUSA - Colorado is getting government funding to fight opioid addiction in the state, as announced last week.

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said Tuesday that the state is getting almost $8 million in federal grants.

Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Cortez) said that money is going toward prevention, treatment and recovery services.

Hospitals are moving toward different pain treatments to prevent opioid addiction, which is widespread in the U.S.

Options include mixing medication to attack pain in different ways or procedures that bathe certain nerves in a numbing drug.

Some hospitals are trying to use opioids only as a last resort.

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