Concerta has a high probability of leading to addiction because it is a stimulant. Students and athletes are regularly abusing the stimulant with an intention of boosting focus and attention. Ritalin and Concerta (also known as methylphenidate) are prescription stimulant drugs. Those that took the medication for pleasure - without a medical purpose - and those that use more than medicated dosage are exposed to the risk of being dependent on Concentra. It is hard to overcome Concerta addiction, and that is why you need professional treatment to help along the way to recovery. Please contact us now on 0800 772 3971 for assistance in getting an effective remedy for Concerta addiction.
It's addiction potential stems from the fact that it's chemical composition is akin to Cocaine and amphetamine.
Once addicted, any attempt to stop takes a toil of the person physically. Other Signs Of Concerted Action Include:
Requiring more of the drug to get the effect once achieved by smaller portions of the drug.
Developing a strong urge for the use of Concerta.
Searching out new methods of acquiring the medication -legally or illegally - so as to misuse it.
Using the stimulant Concerta even when issues with loved ones or responsibilities are important.
Medical supervision is advised for addicts of Concerta if they have decided to quit the drug for any reason. A medical practitioner can establish a tapering program for the user where the medication dosage would be continually lessened. A medical specialist could also assist users control and handle withdrawal syndrome.
Pills of Concerta is cylindrical in shape and the colours of the pills are either red, grey, yellow or white depending upon the potency of the drug. Available in 18mg, 27mg, 36mg and 54 mg. The nicknames given to Concerta includes kibbles & bits, kiddy Cocaine, pineapple, kiddie coke, smarties, and skittles. Concerta is recognized as Schedule II regulated excitant. It is medically used to decrease hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour.
Methylphenidate is the chemical name of Concerta. Other brand names of methylphenidate 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.
The mode of abuse can be in powder form through the nose. It can also be injected directly into the veins.
Concerta Misuse Effects
Purchasing or using Concerta without a prescription are considered as an abuse of the drug. And for those who take it with a prescription, increasing the dose or the frequency of use without doctor's recommendation is also considered Concerta abuse.
Concerta affects chemicals in the brain and nervous system that lead to hyperactivity and impulse control. Concerta is usually prescribed to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. Although most people take Concerta to cure these situations, another misuse of the medication for its excitant properties.
People may abuse Concerta to:
Since it increases concentration and focus and amps up energy, it's often abused to improve academic performance.
This is common in institutions of higher education.
Some people abuse Concerta for weight loss as it's a potent appetite suppressor.
To feel good, it stimulates the brain producing a high.
Focus and happiness are also associated with the drug because of its ability to increase dopamine levels.
An overdose of dopamine can be fatal.
Physical and psychological repercussions will be felt by an individual who overdoses on Concerta. Overdose of Concerta physically presents with:
Increased heart rate.
Strain on the heart
Lack of saliva
There are some specific psychological signs of an overdose as well:
Combinations Commonly Used With Concerta
College students often take Concerta in combination with other drugs, or alcohol. It is dangerous to combine Concerta with alcohol.
As an excitant, Concerta could overrule the depression consequences of alcohol. Users will imbibe more and more alcohol because the Concentra overrides its effects and they don't realize how much they are taking in. This leads to the chance of alcohol poisoning, and that can be fatal.
Mixing the drug with alcohol could also magnify its negative effects. The user can also experience produce and impaired concentration.