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Debbie Wilde is the executive director of Valley Life for All, and a community organizer who has been leading efforts to tackle homelessness, and establish a detox center in Glenwood Springs. She came into KDNK to speak with Jarid Rollins, director of the Community Opioid Treatment Strategy Coalition.

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As part of a KDNK series on opioid addiction and treatment,  Jarid Rollins -- director of the Community Opioid Treatment Strategy Coalition - sat down with Jessica Eaddy from the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention to talk about Drug statistics, physician accountability, the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, treatment in the Roaring Fork Valley, and more.

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  As part of KDNK's partnership with the Community Opioid Treatment Strategy Coalition, coalition Director Jarid Rollins sat down with Cath Adams of Aperture of Hope, a photography program in the Roaring Fork Valley meant to help kids and families struggling with substance use.

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KDNK is partnering with the Community Opioid Treatment Strategy Coalition to produce a series of interviews that bring awareness to opioid use and addiction. This week Coalition Director Jarid Rollins speaks with Mary Mike Haley, clinical director of Aspire Recovery for Women in Carbondale. Jarid and Mary Mike discuss outpatient programs, how somatic experiences are used to treat underlying trauma, and the stigma many women face in seeking help for addiction.

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KDNK is partnering with the Community Opioid Treatment Strategy Coalition to produce a series of interviews that bring awareness to opioid use and addiction. In this interview, Coalition Director Jarid Rollins speaks with Griffin Jarzombek, Program Supervisor for the Outpatient Program at Jaywalker Lodge. Jarid and Griffin discuss myths about opioid abuse, Jaywalker's treatment approach, and life after recovery.

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In 2017, over 1,000 Coloradans died from opioid overdose. Medical professionals are now gaining insight from their communities to address this ongoing crisis. Locally, a coalition is forming around a federal grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration. Jarid Rollins, a licensed clinical social worker doing therapy services for Midvalley Family Practice, comments on this endeavor.