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.READ MORE: Investigators In Arvada Shooting Look For Motive & Gunfire Sources
Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler presented results on Friday that show home visiting programs and early education go a long way.READ MORE: 50% Of Coloradans Fully Vaccinated Against COVID, Hospitalizations Reach Lowest Level Since October
He believes a missing link in the battle is prevention.
“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.MORE NEWS: Audit Finds Colorado Program To Flag Opioid Abuse Is Failing, Dozens of Doctors Running 'Pill Mills'
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.