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Group Believes Home Visits, Education Help Curb Opioid Addiction

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)- There's a new campaign to help curb the growing opioid addiction problem in Colorado.

A group of law enforcement officers want to stop the problem before it starts. They believe that means getting into homes.

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Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler presented results on Friday that show home visiting programs and early education go a long way.

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He believes a missing link in the battle is prevention.

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"It is going to take a more holistic approach from all different angles. This is the best, smartest place to start. Not just for this issue but for a whole host of other social ills," said Brauchler.

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The group is urging state lawmakers to work together to develop a funding solution for substance abuse treatment that can help families get the help they need.

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