STUDIO CITY (CBSLA) — As politicians and health administrators try to find solutions to curb the deadly opioid crisis nationwide, one small-town coffee shop owner is trying to help addicts by destigmatizing their condition in a friendly setting.

Hope & Coffee in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania — about 85 miles outside Philadelphia — began serving customers Thursday in the former coal town of about 7,000 people, the Associated Press reported.

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According to the coffee shop’s website, business owner Lisa Scheller grew up in Tamaqua and is successfully fighting her own addiction. The cafe is a joint project with the nonprofit Tamaqua Area Community Partnership.

“Our country is going through an opioid epidemic, and this town where I grew up has seen addiction rise to more than double the national average,” Scheller said in a May speech.

“Her experience with opioid addiction and recovery had put her on a path to help normalize recovery and help those struggling to recover here,” the site reads.

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Café supervisor Sica Brown told the AP she was addicted to heroin for years and that the Hope & Coffee is “an absolute life changer.”

Apparently, their sticky buns can also alter the track of your life.

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According to the Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, the opioid epidemic is the state’s worst health crisis.