Concerta is a stimulant with a high potential for addiction. 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. 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. 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.
It is similar to Cocaine and amphetamine in structure and addiction potential.
Once a person addicted to Concerta stops taking the drug, they can experience uncomfortable symptoms like paranoia, fatigue and depression. Symptoms of addiction to Concerta addiction:
Developing a need for higher doses of the drug to feel the effects [tolerance].
Experiencing heightened urges to use Concerta.
Searching for new methods to obtain the drug in order to abuse it regardless of whether it is legal or illegal.
Continuing the use of Concerta even when it's becoming a problem for the loved ones or responsibilities.
Medical guidance should be sought after by those battling with Concerta addiction before quitting the drug. The physician will reduce the dosage until they finally wean off, gradually taking the patient off the drug. A medical specialist could also assist users control and handle withdrawal syndrome.
Concerta pills are cylindrical in shape and can be red, grey, yellow or white, depending on the potency. The strength of the pills is usually 18 MG, 27 MG, 36 MG 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 recognized as Schedule II regulated excitant. Concerta is mainly used as a stimulant medication to increase attention span and decrease hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour.
Concerta is a product name of methylphenidate medication. Other trade names of methylphenidate are:
Concerta and other excitants produce a soothing effect and enhance concentration, so they are commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The medication also gradually increases the levels of dopamine in the brain of its users.
Crushing and snorting large doses of Concerta is the preferred method for abusers has it provides a stronger high. Intravenous use of the stimulant is also quite popular.
Effects Of Concerta Abuse
Abuse of the drug is considered when people get and use Concerta without a prescription. 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 influences chemicals in the brain and nervous system that participate in hyperactivity and impulse management. The most common prescriptions written for Concerta are to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. Due to its activity in the brain, it is a commonly abused drug.
There are several reasons why people might abuse Concerta:
Improve academic performance - As a stimulant, Concerta is known to increase focus and concentration as well as alertness and energy level.
College age students usually misuse stimulants as academic support.
Lose weight - Stimulants suppresses hunger, so people misuse Concerta so as to shed weight.
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.
Attention and pleasure are commonly associated with increased dopamine levels within the brain.
People can overdose on Concerta if they take too much, that can be life-threatening.
The abuser is affected physically and mentally by the overdose. Signs of a Concerta overdose are:
High blood pressure
Psychological symptoms of excessive Concerta dosage include:
Psychoses and detachment from reality
A persecution complex
Popular Drug Combinations Of Concerta
Concerta is often taken with other drugs; the most common is alcohol, which is a problem with college students. Combining Concerta with alcohol can have threatening implications.
Concerta and alcohol have opposing effects on the body, Concerta being stronger its effects are stronger. In such situation, users may not feel the effects of alcohol like usually, thus making them drink more. The combination can increase the risks of alcohol poisoning, to levels of fatality.
Taking the medication with alcohol could also worsen the implications of Concerta usage such as nausea, headaches, and dizziness. It could also lead to nervousness and reduced attentiveness in the user.