Report: 2017-2018 Mental Health Ballot Measures in Colorado Counties

Posted January 12, 2021 Executive Summary Mental Health Colorado sought to better understand the stories behind 2017 and 2018 local ballot measures that provide funding for mental health services in five Colorado counties. We collected information from publicly available documents and spoke with key informants from the counties, all of whom play leadership roles in the passing, implementation, or sustainability of their respective ballot measures. This was an effort to hear more about the work being done, what successes and challenges were experienced, what further ...

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Colorado’s Statewide Strategic Plan for Substance Use Disorder Recovery: 2020-2025

Mental Health Colorado staff members contributing to this report: • Nancy VanDeMark • Emily Costello Colorado now has a strategic plan to reorient systems, clinical care, and communities to promote substance use disorder recovery. An estimated 400,000 Coloradans are in recovery from substance use disorders, and each has a unique story. Their stories and experiences demonstrate that recovery services such as peer supports and employment can provide hope along the recovery journey. Colorado has an urgent need to reorient its clinical and data systems, ...

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Colorado Drug Trends

August 2018 Prepared by Stephanie Russell, MSW Key Takeaways Alcohol has the largest number of treatment admissions since 2009 Alcohol, Heroin, and Meth account for 75% of all treatment records in CY2017 Twenty-five through 34 year olds account for the highest volume of treatment admissions for five out of six substances observed White race and male gender continue to be the most frequent demographics admitted to treatment The gender gap is the smallest for prescription opioids Read the full report here.  

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