For those struggling with addiction to (narcotic pain pills, heroin, fentanyl, etc.), there is hope.  There is a medication, approved by the FDA, that can help decrease cravings.  It’s called buprenorphine (Suboxone) and it is the gold standard in treating Opioid Use Disorder.  Some find it controversial saying that it’s just trading one addiction for another.  The difference, however, is that with buprenorphine/Suboxone a person can still live a productive and happy life without the risks or consequences of devastating drugs like heroin.  Watch this 2-minute video to learn how it works.  Chaffee County currently has 3 providers who can prescribe this medication.  In this webside, search “Medication Assisted Treatment) to locate these providers.