to Suboxone Assisted Treatment!  Suboxone Assisted Treatment is a subsidiary of Medical Assisted Treatment of America,Incorporated.  Some of the funding for this organization is provided by anonymous donors whose lives were touched by evidence-based addiction treatment and were willing to help support our mission.  Medical Assisted Treatment of America, Incorporated has also accepted funding from pharmaceutical companies  in the form of of "Unrestricted Educational Grants."

The grants are "unrestricted" so that there are no "strings" attached.  Medical Assisted Treatment of America, Incorporated has complete control over how the funds are used, there are no restrictions on the content or mission of this site, and donors have no control over the content of the site or Medical Assisted Treatment of America's activities. Medical Assisted Treatment of America, Incorporated is solely responsible for all of its activities. 


Addiction has been classified by the American Medical Association and World Health Organization as a "Disease."  Addiction alters the chemicals in the brain.  It takes time to restore normalcy to a state of relative deficiency of brain opiates.  In concept, it is very similar to insulin treatment for diabetes, where patients receive daily doses of insulin (prescription hormone medication) to restore normalcy to a relative deficiency of pancreatic hormone.

 There are no short effective treatments.  The length of treatment is dictated by the ability of the person's brain to adapt back to its original condition. Similarly, opiate dependences (ie. addiction) can be effectively managed with daily "Opiate Agonist Pharmacotherapy to balance the brain's relative opiate deficiency,allowing patients to function normally and preventing a host of secondary medical problems associated with poorly controlled addiction. 

We believe with successful buprenorphine treatment and counseling the patient can put the addictive behavior in remission. The patient may still be "physically dependent" on opioids but this can be managed medically and reduced over time by a slow and gradual taper off of the medication.

Physical dependence is not a dangerous medical condition that requires treatment, "Addiction" is.  Addiction is damaging, physical dependence is an inconvenience, and is normal physiology for anyone taking large doses of opioids for an extended period of time. 

Suboxone Assisted Treatment  believes in Subsitution therapy ("agonist pharmacotherapy," agonist-assisted therapy").  It is defined as the administration under medical supervision of s prescribed psychoactive substance, pharmacologically related to the one producing dependence, to people with substance dependence, for achieving defined treatment aims. Substitution therapy is widely used in the management of nicotine ("nicotine replacement therapy") and opioid dependence.                                  

Suboxone Assisted Treatment is operated  and currently  is staffed by by people familiar with every aspect of addiction. Who better to talk to than someone who has "walked a mile in your shoes?"  We know people need people and we have provided staff that can relate to you and understand what you are feeling. We want  you completely at ease.  We are here to listen to you and provide you with support and compassion.  We are not here to judge you nor try and force you into any form of treatment.  Treatment has to be totally your decision.  We just want you to know we are here for you.  You are not alone. 


 Suboxone Assisted Treatment would like people to focus on the success stories of Suboxone; patients who became successful lawyers, nurses or construction workers,patients who rebuilt their families and are now productive members of society. 

We at Suboxone Assisted Treatment are available twenty-four hours a day, three-hundred and sixty five days of the year.  We are available to answer any questions you may have about addiction and Suboxone Assisted Treatment.  If you prefer to speak with one of us and cannot afford a long-distance call, then if you will send us your name, number and the best time to reach you,  we will return your call at our expense.  You are never alone. We are here to support you every step of the way.  

We at Suboxone Assisted Treatment provide for you the knowledge in simple terminology of how Suboxone works in the body to stop the craving and withdrawal symptoms.  We keep you up-to-date on any information concerning Suboxone and Addiction Research  as we feel these are very essential for you, the patient and the public.

Save a life and give someone that second chance they so desperately want.

Confidentiality of data relating to individual patients and visitors to "Suboxone Assisted Treatment" website including their identity, is respected by this website.


Meet Our Family 
Any medical or health advice provided and hosted on this site will only  be  given  by  medically  trained  and  qualified  professionals unless  a  clear  statement  is  made  that  a  piece  of advice offered is   from   a  non-medically   qualified   individual  or  organization.
The information on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship between a patient, and his/her existing physician.

Deborah Shrira
Founder, Webmaster, Editor, Pharmacist  
Let me introduce myself to you.   My name is Deborah Shrira.  I want to let all you with substance abuse problems know I can identify with you. Scientific research shows that chemical dependence is a chronic, medical brain disease, driven significantly by genetic vulnerability. It is characterized by behaviors that include one or more of  the following:  impaired control over drug use, compulsive use, continued use despite harm and craving.   If you have experienced the agony of withdrawal symptoms and been unable to stay clean then you must join with me and read all about the new medication working miracles in many patient's  lives. It is my privilege to educate you about Suboxone.   "Medication assisted Treatment" turned my world all around .My only regret is I wish I had known about it sooner than I did but once I discovered it, I wanted to shout it from the roof tops. I knew it could save many lives and I wanted to be part of the miracle. I wanted to share my experiences with others, assist them in locating treatment and just to be there
if they needed a shoulder to cry on.  

Dean Vereen,
President Treasurer, Certified Methadone Advocate Marketing Coordinator,Grievance Director My name is Dean Vereen. I must say to all of you, when Deborah first confronted me about joining forces with her to construct a website to educate the public about "Addiction," I seriously thought she was joking. I wanted nothing at all to do with it. How could I accept such an offer when I didn't feel Ihad forgiven the drunken teenagers that had taken both my parents lives in an automobile accident.

  She would not give up and today I am her partner. It was through her I was finally able to forgive and move on because of what she taught me about "Addiction."  I was not an easy student to convince.  Most of you know how hard-headed I am and she had her work cut out for her. If she was able to open my eyes to the truth, I believe if you give her half a chance she can open your eyes.  
I handle most all the complaints we receive and work as a mediator advocating for the patient. We don't always win but it is gratifying to know I am able to make a difference in their lives. My background in law was beneficial in helping many patients obtain their medication (methadone, particularly) if incarcerated. I handle the marketing, keep the computers operating and work with our accountant. I really enjoy my work here and never has it been so fulfilling before

Written and Compiled by: Deborah Shrira/Editor         October 30,  2007