Concerta has a high probability of leading to addiction because it is a stimulant. It is mostly misused by students and athletes to enhance concentration and interest. Concerta [Methylphenidate] is a stimulant which can only be obtained with a prescription and is in the same category as Ritalin. 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. Dealing successfully with Concerta addiction can be arduous , but professional treatment could assist with the process. 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.
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.
- Craving Concerta.
- Doing whatever needs to be done, illegal or not, to get the drug in order to use 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. Also, a medical professional can help users manage and treat withdrawal symptoms.
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Knowledge Of Concerta
Depending on the potency of the cylindrical pill, Concerta can be red, grey, yellow, or white. They are produced in powers of 18 mg, 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. It is classified as a Schedule II regulated stimulus. Concerta is primarily prescribed as a stimulant to help improve hyperactivity and impulsivity as wall as improve attention span.
The drug methylphenidate is marketed under the brand-name Concerta. Other brand names of methylphenidate include
- Aptensio XR
- Metadate CD
- Metadate ER
- Ritalin LA
- Ritalin SR
Concerta and other stimulants are widely used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) because of their calming effect and increased focus. The drug achieves a therapeutic effect by slowly raising the user's dopamine levels in the brain.
The mode of abuse can be in powder form through the nose. It can also be injected directly into the veins.
Concerta Addiction And The Effects
Purchasing or using Concerta without a prescription are considered as an abuse of the drug. Increasing a prescribed dose without the doctor's knowledge is also considered abuse.
Concerta can affect the chemicals within the brain and the nervous system which can contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. Concerta is usually prescribed to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. Some people do take Concerta for legitimate reasons; however, it is abused for its stimulant properties.
There are several reasons why people might abuse Concerta
- Because it increases focus, people abuse it to increase academic performance.
- College age students usually misuse stimulants as academic support.
- Losing weight - Concerta is also used to lose weight because the stimulant is an appetite suppressant.
- 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.
An overdose of dopamine can be fatal.
A Concerta misuse could distress the individual both mentally and physically. Physical Concerta Overdose Symptoms Include
- Continuous pain in the head
- High heartbeat
- Strain on the heart
- Sinus arrhythmia
- Dry mouth
Overdose of Concerta mentally presents with
- Lunatic tendencies
- Violent feelings or behaviour
- Compulsive behaviours
Combinations Commonly Used With Concerta
It is familiar to observe college students using Concerta along with other drugs such as alcohol. It is dangerous to combine Concerta with alcohol.
Concerta and alcohol have opposing effects on the body, Concerta being stronger its effects are stronger. Users will imbibe more and more alcohol because the Concentra overrides its effects and they don't realize how much they are taking in. Which puts them at risk of alcohol poisoning and even death.
From mixing Concerta with alcohol, negative side effects like nausea, headaches and dizziness can appear. It could also lead to nervousness and reduced attentiveness in the user.