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Pueblo County working to educate, bring attention to opioid problem

Posted at 10:06 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 00:06:50-04

PUEBLO COUNTY — Pueblo County is working to bring attention to the ongoing problem of opioid abuse.

The Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Program is a group that provides case management to low-level drug users rather than giving them jail time.

The group was created in 2018 and has helped about 125 people with the program.

"One thing it has offered, it has offered hope. It has also been a flagship to say like 'hey this program and other programs like it can save my family member, can save my loved one,'" said Rob Archuleta with Crossroads Turning Points.

The program is a partnership between Pueblo County, area law enforcement, the DA's office, and Crossroads Turning Points.