CeDAR’s Blair Hubbard is part of the Colorado Department of Human Services’ (CDHS) “Lift the Label” campaign

Hubbard said for her, compassion made all the difference. In 2011, Hubbard had spent her entire adult life as a heroin and opioid addict. She was homeless or living out of motels, just making it “hour-by-hour,” a reality she said most addicts face. She also started using cocaine and, in July 2011, she overdosed. The doctors performed open-heart surgery to save her, she said. READ THE FULL STORY AND SEE THE VIDEO INTERVIEW