Southwestern Colorado
Area Health Education Center

701 Camino del Rio, Suite 316
Durango, CO 81301| Phone: (970) 426-4284

Southwest Colorado has a Prescription Drug Abuse Problem.

Let’s work together to reverse the trend! See below for information about upcoming events and programs targeted toward changing the current course.

Wednesday, August 10: Congressman Scott Tipton’s Round-table discussion about federal legislation related to prescription opioids; First National Bank in Cortez.

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Friday, August 12: Join Congressman Tipton and  the Community Health Action Coalition from 8-9:30am at the Durango Recreation Center for a discussion about federal legislation related to prescription opioids.


Tuesday, September 13:Moving From What to How:  Practical Tools for Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain” an evening of TED-style talks for medical prescribers; CME’s and COPIC RR Point will be available. 5:30-8:30 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. Registration & credit card payment: Registration is required. Checks or cash accepted- mail to: SWCAHEC, 700 Main Ave, Suite H, Durango, CO 81301



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Wednesday, September 14: Prescription Drug Awareness, These Numbers Have Names. Did you know that in the Colorado, more people die of an accidental prescription drug overdose than in automobile accidents? The community is invited to hear stories from real people about their struggles, losses, and successes related to opioid addiction. To be held at the Durango High School Auditorium, 7:00 – 9:00, light refreshments will be served. Click
for details and to RSVP (required).





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