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i_opioidsubstance_2018a_2018-08-22t09:41:55z1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For STATE SURVEY UPDATE

INTERIM COMMITTEE  OPIOID AND OTHER SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
Date Aug 22, 2018      
Location HCR 0112



State Survey Update - Committee Discussion Only


09:43:27 AM  

Dr. Rob Valuck, Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, presented on a statewide survey commissioned by the Public Awareness work group [Attachment B].  Dr. Valuck referred to a PowerPoint throughout his discussion [Attachment C].  He stated that the statewide survey focused on gaining a better understanding of Coloradans' knowledge of behaviors regarding opioids. He told the committee that the survey evaluated prescription medication use, prescription medication storage and disposal, opioid misuse prevention, and public policy support.  

09:53:15 AM  

Dr. Valuck continued his presentation and responded to questions.  He explained the dangers of combining opioids and anxiety medication.  Committee discussion followed.

10:00:40 AM  
The committee discussed the interaction
between opioids and benzodiazepines.
10:05:26 AM  

Dr. Valuck discussed the survey findings related to safe storage and disposal of opioids, substance misuse prevention, and public policy issues.  Dr. Valuck responded to questions about the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).