The potential of addiction is high with Concerta, which 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. Use of Concerta without the directives of a medical doctor as well as deviating from the instructions of use of the drug exposes one to the very likely possibility of addiction to Concerta. Professional treatment can significantly assist someone trying to beat a Concerta addiction. Contact us on 0800 772 3971 and we will help you break the Concerta addiction.
The chemical composition of Concerta is almost the same as that of Cocaine and amphetamine making it very addictive.
A person who is addicted to Concerta will be required to experience withdrawal symptoms that are uncomfortable if he or she decides to stop taking the drug. The withdrawal symptoms can include paranoia, fatigue and depression. Other signs of Concerta include:
Requiring more of the drug to get the effect once achieved by smaller portions of the drug.
Craving or needing to take Concerta.
Searching for new methods to obtain the drug in order to abuse it regardless of whether it is legal or illegal.
Continuing to use the drug even if it starts to interfere with personal relationships or responsibilities.
When breaking the addiction, one should do it under a doctor's supervision. A medical professional should set up a tapering program for the user to decreasingly take the drug. A medical specialist could also assist users control and handle withdrawal syndrome.
It is a cylindrical pill which can be red, grey, yellow or white depending on the potency. They are produced in powers of 18 mg, 27mg, 36mg, and 54 mg. In the streets it goes by kibbles & bits, kiddy Cocaine, pineapple, kiddie coke, smarties, skittles. Concerta is recognized as Schedule II regulated excitant. It is medically used to decrease hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour.
Methylphenidate is the generic name for Concerta. Other trade names of methylphenidate are:
It is useful in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The medication also gradually increases the levels of dopamine in the brain of its users.
Several people misuse Concerta by pulverizing and inhaling a large amount of it for a more powerful excitation. It can also be injected directly into the veins.
Concerta Abuse And Effects
Acquiring or taking Concerta with no medical purpose is regarded as a misuse of the medication. Deviating from the precise direction of drug use is also abuse.
Concerta affects chemicals in the brain and nervous system that lead to hyperactivity and impulse control. 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.
Why people abuse Concerta:
Since it increases concentration and focus and amps up energy, it's often abused to improve academic performance.
College age students usually misuse stimulants as academic support.
As part of a weight loss plan because it reduces one's urge to eat.
Getting high - Since Concerta triggers the reward system in the brain, the medication could give a high when used by a person who is not suffering from ADHD.
Attention and pleasure are commonly associated with increased dopamine levels within the brain.
Using excess amount of Concerta could result to overdose, which can be life -endangering.
The abuser is affected physically and mentally by the overdose. Overdose of Concerta physically presents with:
Continuous pain in the head
Overdose of Concerta mentally presents with:
A persecution complex
Common Concerta Substance Combinations
Some people take Concerta with other drugs. Adding alcohol to Concerts can have serious ramifications.
Concerta and alcohol have opposing effects on the body, Concerta being stronger its effects are stronger. Users of this combination are not likely to feel the effects of alcohol like they would normally do and could be led to believe that they can have more. The combination can increase the risks of alcohol poisoning, to levels of fatality.
The intensity of the negative side effects of Concerta which can include nausea, headaches and dizziness can increase when it is mixed with alcohol. Nervousness and lower focus could result from this combination.