Suboxone Treatment Center: Medication assisted therapies work to prevent overdose deaths, decrease medical illness, decrease trauma, and return people back to functioning. This is Harm Reduction, which I referred to earlier. These medicines do not encourage abuse, but rather stabilize the individual so they can restructure their lives again and integrate with society seamlessly. Since addiction is an illness just like diabetes and high blood pressure, you would never stop medical treatment for those disorders, so why would you not treat addiction medically as well. These medicines have been proven to work and save lives, returning people to active and productive lifestyles.