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Colorado Drug Abuse Statistics Again Point To Funding

Earlier in the week, the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released statistics showing that Colorado teens were No. 1 in...

Drug Treatment A Big Business In Colorado

The majority of Colorado drug treatment facilities are for-profit businesses, and according to available data from the federal government, the state ranks highest in...

Drug Use Rises for ‘Americanized’ Hispanics

Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Littleton) may want to be a little more careful of what he wishes for. While the presidential-aspirant would prefer that U.S....

Dealing With Drugs, Part II

Faced with an overflowing prison population and an exploding corrections budget, Colorado legislators took an important step this session that could result in reform...

Dealing With Drugs, Part I

About 20 percent of Colorado's 22,000 inmates are incarcerated on drug charges. At a cost of $28,000 per inmate per year, the state spends...

Root Cause Of Crime I: Substance Abuse

About 47.2% of people newly sent to prison each year in Colorado have a severe or moderately severe substance abuse problem.  Another 35.1% have...