New legislation introduced on Overdose Awareness Day gets Narcan to more patients
Thursday was Overdose Awareness Day, which holds a special meaning for one member of Colorado's congressional delegation.
Standing outside of Swedish Medical Center, the same hospital that saved her mom's life, US Representative Brittany Pettersen shared her story.
"My mom hurt her back like so many people. She went home with bottles upon bottles of opioids. I was just 6 years old. After her back recovered, my mom found herself wildly addicted to a medication," Pettersen said of the beginning of her mother's decades-long struggle with addiction.