Substance Use

CHP supports community-centered planning to address the opioid epidemic and other substance use issues in the Pikes Peak region.

Coalition for Prevention Education, Addiction and Recovery

CPAR was established in 2016 as a network of stakeholders whose mission is to build a sustainable community of partnerships committed to preventing and reducing substance misuse by promoting a culture of wellness through education, prevention, treatment, and recovery support. 

Opioid Abuse in El Paso County

From the El Paso County Coroner’s Office 2021 Annual Report:

Resources and Reports

Read More about Safe Disposal in El Paso County

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Getting rid of old or unused medications using a safe disposal box is the best way to ensure they won't be misused or stolen.
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Recovery is Possible

Substance use disorder (SUD) can affect anyone regardless of race, gender, age or social class. With the support of community, friends, family and loved ones, and by recognizing and ending the stigma that comes along with addiction, recovery is possible. Explore these written stories from our neighbors who have fought addiction and found meaningful recovery and hope.

Providing support

If you are interested in supporting CHP’s mission to prevent misuse and promote recovery, please contact PJ Higgins, Project Manager, at