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PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For RECOVERY PROGRAMS AND SUPPORTS

INTERIM COMMITTEE  OPIOID AND OTHER SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
Date Jul 20, 2018      
Location HCR 0112



Recovery Programs and Supports - Committee Discussion Only


03:33:23 PM  

Dana Smith, The Phoenix, discussed efforts of the Recovery Work Group of the CCPDAP and provided a handout [Attachment I]. She discussed the Angel Initiative.  This program allows individuals seeking help to overcome a substance disorder to request help at local police stations, emergency rooms, fire houses, and community centers.

03:37:30 PM  

Rourke Weaver, Recovery Work Group Group, CCPDAP, spoke about the charge of the work group.  He told the committee that the work group partnered with OBH to develop the Recovery Services Strategic Plan.  He discussed the goal of implementing standards for recovery residences and treatment facilities in Colorado. He stated that a current barrier to accessing recovery treatment is the lack of funding for programming for individuals in recovery. Ms. Smith and Mr. Weaver dialogued with the committee.