Concerta is a stimulant with a high potential for addiction. It is mostly misused by students and athletes to enhance concentration and interest. Concerta (methylphenidate) is a prescription stimulant in the same class as Ritalin. The highest risk for addiction lies with those who take the drug without a prescription for recreational purpose or people who take more than their prescribed dose. Just as with other substances overcoming an addiction of Concerta can be challenging. However, the treatment if obtained professionally can help ease the process. If you'd like help finding a treatment program, please give us a call on 0800 772 3971.
The chemical composition of Concerta is almost the same as that of Cocaine and amphetamine making it very addictive.
Someone having an addiction to Concerta will go through difficult withdrawal syndromes such as paranoia, fatigue, and depression if they discontinue the medication. Other Signs Of Concerted Action Include:
Requiring more dosage to experience the drug 's high (tolerance).
Developing a strong urge for the use of Concerta.
Doing whatever needs to be done, illegal or not, to get the drug in order to use it.
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. 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.
Depending on the potency of the cylindrical pill, Concerta can be red, grey, yellow, or white. Available in 18mg, 27mg, 36mg and 54 mg. In the streets it goes by kibbles & bits, kiddy Cocaine, pineapple, kiddie coke, smarties, skittles. Concerta is classified as a Schedule II regulated stimulant. The primary use of Concerta is as a medical stimulant which can increase attention span and bring about a reduction in hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour.
Concerta is a brand name of the drug methylphenidate. Other brands include:
Concerta and other stimulants are widely used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) because of their calming effect and increased focus. It works by raising the brain's dopamine levels.
Crushing and snorting large doses of Concerta is the preferred method for abusers has it provides a stronger high. The drug can also be abused intravenously.
Concerta Addiction And The Effects
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. Although many people take Concerta to treat these conditions, many abuse the drug because of its stimulant properties.
There are several reasons why people might abuse Concerta:
Enhance academic performance -As an excitant, Concerta heightens concentration and attention also consciousness and energy rate.
College- age students often use stimulants to help them with the studying process.
As part of a weight loss plan because it reduces one's urge to eat.
Concerta acts as any other simulant and amps up the reward centre of the brain, causing a high for someone who does not need it for legitimate treatment.
Focus and happiness are also associated with the drug because of its ability to increase dopamine levels.
Using excess amount of Concerta could result to overdose, which can be life -endangering.
Physical and psychological repercussions will be felt by an individual who overdoses on Concerta. Overdose of Concerta physically presents with:
High blood pressure
Lack of saliva
Psychological symptoms of excessive Concerta dosage include:
Typical Drug Mixtures That Include Concerta
Concerta is often taken with other drugs; the most common is alcohol, which is a problem with college students. It is dangerous to combine Concerta with alcohol.
As an excitant, Concerta could overrule the depression consequences of alcohol. In a quest to feel the effect of the alcohol, the person takes more and more. Which puts them at risk of alcohol poisoning and even death.
The intensity of the negative side effects of Concerta which can include nausea, headaches and dizziness can increase when it is mixed with alcohol. The user may also face increased anxiety and poor focus.