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Nashville, North Carolina Chief of Police Thomas Bashore saw the increase in opioid deaths in his town and new he had to do something about it so he started a program called the HOPE initiative in which addicts can turn themselves into police with their drugs and paraphernalia. Rather than face arrest, they get help getting into a program to fight addiction.
Nashville, North Carolina Chief of Police Thomas Bashore saw the increase in opioid deaths in his town and new he had to do something about it so he started a program called the HOPE initiative in which addicts can turn themselves into police with their drugs and paraphernalia. Rather than face arrest, they get help getting into a program to fight addiction.

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A police chief in North Carolina runs a unique and impactful program that helps opioid addicts beat their addiction. CNN's Kaylee Hartung has the story.

Police chief's program helps opioid addicts

A police chief in North Carolina runs a unique and impactful program that helps opioid addicts beat their addiction. CNN's Kaylee Hartung has the story.