We at Rainbow Recovery Center strive very hard to offer as many services as possible to our patients. One of the most important components to recovery is to be educated about what drug addiction actually is and the latest research on the matter. This page is dedicated to providing useful websites, articles, and links to other valuable resources in the pursuit of becoming educated on substance abuse.
Why Methadone: If you are wondering why methadone is administered to treat opioid addiction, here are some of the main reasons for its usage and subsequent application to treatment of opioid abuse.
The Science of Addiction: This is the National Institute of Drug Abuse’s website, where you will find a wealth of information on drug abuse and particularly a downloadable .pdf of the handbook, “Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction,” which carefully details the latest scientific information available on understanding how addiction really works inside the human brain.
The Science of Opioid Addiction: This is a useful site that talks in detail about the specific addiction to Opioids. It also has a search engine that is dedicated to finding methadone clinics in every state.
SAMSHA (The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration): SAMHSA works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, alcohol and drug addiction treatment, and mental health services.