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BILL SUMMARY For PANEL: RECOVERY AND RELAPSE ISSUES

INTERIM COMMITTEE  OPIOID AND OTHER SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
Date Aug 13, 2019      
Location Old State Library



Panel: Recovery and Relapse Issues - Committee Discussion Only


03:35:21 PM  

Megan Marx-Varela, Colorado Coalition for Parity, presented on relapse, which is a return to substance use after recovery, and distributed handouts to the committee (Attachment J).  She discussed negative stigma and perception of relapse.  Ms. Marx-Varela recommended that a comprehensive review of SUD services statewide be conducted.  

03:41:55 PM  

Frank Cornelia, Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council, discussed the gaps in the continuum of care of recovery services. He described the benefits of recovery support services and discussed the successes of the Jefferson Center Mental Health Recovery House.  Mr. Cornelia and Ms. Marx-Varela responded to committee questions.

03:52:35 PM  

Nicholas Petrucelli, Stout Street Foundation, discussed his experience working with persons in recovery, and as a peer recovery coach. He described efforts to prevent relapse, and gaps in services to do so. Mr. Petrucelli discussed encouraging and providing a variety of recovery services and experiences. He responded to committee questions.

04:02:39 PM  

Mr. Petrucelli further discussed studying recovery best practices in other states, analyzing the impact of stigma, and measuring standards of care. He told the committee about overdose deaths after relapse. Committee members commented.






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