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Fentanyl KillS Boulderites

Fentanyl is killing Boulderites.

In 2023 in Boulder County, 38 people died of a fentanyl overdose.

The Boulder County Coroner’s Office investigated a total of 68 deaths where the cause of death was a drug intoxication. 56 of these deaths were classified as accidents, 11 were classified as suicides, and 1 was classified as undetermined.

The 3 most common drugs found in these deaths were:

  • Fentanyl – 56% of drug intoxication deaths (38 of 68).
  • Methamphetamine – 41% of drug intoxication deaths (28 of 68).
  • Ethanol – 34% of drug intoxication deaths (23 of 68).

For more information, check out the Boulder County Coroner’s Report.

Housing First and Drugs = Death

Boulder Resident Todd R. has summarized a list of 36 of these heartbreaking incidents. Tragically, several of these deaths occurred in “Housing First” homes intended to help addicts get back on their feet. Housing First puts addicts in private homes, scattered throughout Boulder, away from services that could help. For more info, check out Boulder Drug Overdoses.

In 2023, drug and narcotics violations were up 79% from the previous year, according to Boulder Police chief Herold at Boulder City Council meeting (Time index 1:26:18).

In 2023, Colorado experienced a significant increase in fentanyl-related overdose deaths. Preliminary data indicates that at least 1,089 people died from fentanyl poisoning, an 18.4% rise from the 920 deaths recorded in 2022. This trend reflects a more than 900% increase since 2018 when there were 102 such deaths​ (The Colorado Sun)​​ (Colorado Public Radio)​.

The overall number of drug overdose deaths in Colorado was 1,822 in 2023, highlighting the broader opioid crisis. The spike in deaths has led to a surge in law enforcement efforts and the distribution of opioid settlement funds aimed at prevention and treatment​ (The Colorado Sun)​​ (Colorado Public Radio)​.

Mountain Time Media

Premiered May 15, 2024

Family members, in their own words, tell their stories of grieving the sudden loss of their loved ones. This documentary encompasses every aspect of this deadly poison pouring into our country, from distribution to staggering statistics of its addictive qualities. Please forward this film in support of the fight against fentanyl, as awareness is the first step in avoiding a possible tragedy. More information can be found at: https://www.devastatedco.com/ .

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