Baton Rouge advocates look to other city's opioid-fighting programs for inspiration

WAFB - Thomas Spikes is rebuilding his life after his addiction to heroin landed him in front of the police chief of his home town in Nashville, North Carolina.

"I had no desire to live at that time in my life,” Spikes told CNN in an interview.

However, his next stop wasn't jail, it was rehab. This was thanks to a program started by the Nashville Police Department, called the HOPE initiative.