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After a hiatus during COVID-19, the Front Range Clinic is now back on-site in Salida offering Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for those struggling with opioid addiction.

MAT is an evidence-based clinical treatment for addiction to opioids. It works by engaging the receptors in the brain, warding off withdrawal symptoms, reducing compulsive drug-seeking behavior, and helping people live happy functional lives.

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The peril of drug addiction are real. Image by Thrive Global.

According to the Chaffee County Public Health Special Projects Coordinator Mike Orrill, beginning April 18, MAT service will now open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon every Monday, at the Salida United Methodist Church. Appointments and walk-ins will be welcome: Call 719-225-8246 for more information or an appointment.

Services provided include Buprenorphine/Suboxone/Sublocade; Vivitrol/Naltrexone; Assessments/Counseling/Treatment Options; Referrals and Peer Support. Most insurances are accepted including Medicaid and Medicare.  No one will be turned away for financial reasons.

The provider for this service is Dr. Shaun Gogarty, M.D.  He is a board-certified emergency room and addiction medicine physician at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo and is the regional medical director for Front Range Clinic.  He will travel to Salida each Monday to provide this service.