Concerta has a high probability of leading to addiction because it is a stimulant. Students and athletes abuse this drug to boost focus and attention. Ritalin and Concerta (also known as methylphenidate) are prescription stimulant drugs. Concerta addiction can be developed by those who use the drug recreationally - without prescription - and those who take more than their prescribed dosage. Professional treatment can significantly assist someone trying to beat a Concerta addiction. Please contact us now on 0800 772 3971 for assistance in getting an effective remedy for Concerta addiction.
The chemical composition of Concerta is almost the same as that of Cocaine and amphetamine making it very addictive.
Once addicted, any attempt to stop takes a toil of the person physically. Symptoms of addiction to Concerta addiction:
Requiring more dosage to experience the drug 's high (tolerance).
Experiencing heightened urges to use Concerta.
Constantly searching for new ways to get the drug, legally or illegally.
Taking Concerta, not minding if it's affecting the loved ones or affecting normal obligations.
Medical guidance should be sought after by those battling with Concerta addiction before quitting the drug. Medical providers can give them a tapering off program where the stimulant will be administered in smaller doses regularly. They will also help the patient deal with the effects of coming off the drug.
Concerta pills are cylindrical in shape and can be red, grey, yellow or white, depending on the potency. Available in 18mg, 27mg, 36mg and 54 mg. It's also known by some different names on the street: kibbles and bits, kiddy Cocaine, kiddy coke, pineapple, skittles, and smarties. Concerta is classified as a Schedule II regulated stimulant. Concerta is primarily prescribed as a stimulant to help improve hyperactivity and impulsivity as wall as improve attention span.
Concerta is a product name of methylphenidate medication. Other brands include:
Widely used as treatment for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), stimulants like Concerta increase focus and have a relaxing effect. A therapeutic effect also happens as the amount of dopamine in the user's brain is slowly raised.
For a more powerful high some people abuse Concerta by crushing and snorting large doses of it. The drug can also be abused intravenously.
Effects Of Abusing Concerta
Abuse of the drug is considered when people get and use Concerta without a prescription. For those using it as medication, raising the dosage and /or frequency, outside the prescriptions of the physician, is also taken as misuse.
The effects of Concerta target the central nervous system. It is mostly recommended to handle ADHD and narcolepsy. Due to its activity in the brain, it is a commonly abused drug.
Abuse of Concerta could be because of the following reasons:
Improving academic performance - Concerta has the capability to improve focus and concentration as a stimulant. It can also leave the user alert and with higher-energy levels.
Its commonly used as a study aid with college students.
Lose weight - Stimulants are known to suppress appetite and that is why people may abuse Concerta.
Getting a high - Concerta can activate the reward system within the brain and when taken by an individual who is not a victim of ADHD it can provide a high.
Increased dopamine levels are associated with attention and pleasure.
Ingesting a high dosage of Concerta can lead to an overdose which can be life-threatening.
The abuser is affected physically and mentally by the overdose. Physical signs of Concerta excessive dosage are:
High blood pressure
Overdose of Concerta mentally presents with:
Combinations Commonly Used With Concerta
Some people take Concerta with other drugs. The consequences of having Concerta with alcohol can be dangerous.
As a stimulant, Concerta can countermand the depressant effects of alcohol. Users might not experience the effects of alcohol like they usually do, making them take more. This can easily escalating to alcohol poisoning.
From mixing Concerta with alcohol, negative side effects like nausea, headaches and dizziness can appear. Anxiety and impaired concentration can also be caused within the user.