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Officials announce H.O.P.E initiative aimed at opioid prevention and education

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Several Connecticut towns and police departments are coming together to launch a new initiative aimed at ending opioid addiction on Monday. 

The new H.O.P.E. (Heroin Opioid Prevention & Education) program will prevent opioid use and educate those struggling with addiction. It will allow officers to help an addict get treatment as opposed to taking them into custody.

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Southington, Berlin, and New Britain are just some of the towns taking part in this new program. 

Multiple organizations including Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network, the Southington Fire Department, and more will hold a press conference on Monday at 11 a.m. to announce the H.O.P.E. program. 

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