The potential of addiction is high with Concerta, which is a stimulant. Athletes and students often got hooked on it because it causes laser like focus and attention. A prescription stimulant in the same drug class as Ritalin, Concerta is also called methylphenidate. Concerta addiction can be developed by those who use the drug recreationally - without prescription - and those who take more than their prescribed dosage. It is hard to overcome Concerta addiction, and that is why you need professional treatment to help along the way to recovery. 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 addicted, any attempt to stop takes a toil of the person physically. Additional syndrome of Concerta dependence are:
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.
Constantly searching for new ways to get the drug, legally or illegally.
Taking Concerta, not minding if it's affecting the loved ones or affecting normal obligations.
It is advisable that Concerta addicts should not stop taking the drug unless under a doctor's care. Medical providers can give them a tapering off program where the stimulant will be administered in smaller doses regularly. They will also help the patient deal with the effects of coming off the drug.
Depending on the potency of the cylindrical pill, Concerta can be red, grey, yellow, or white. Available in 18mg, 27mg, 36mg and 54 mg. On the streets Concerta is known as: kibbles & bits, kiddy Cocaine, pineapple, kiddie coke, smarties and skittles. Concerta is a Schedule II regulated stimulant. It is medically used to decrease hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour.
Methylphenidate is the chemical name of Concerta. Other brand names of the drug methylphenidate include the following:
It is useful in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A therapeutic effect also happens as the amount of dopamine in the user's brain is slowly raised.
Several people misuse Concerta by pulverizing and inhaling a large amount of it for a more powerful excitation. Another method is directly to the blood through injection.
Effects Of Abusing Concerta
Unless specifically prescribed by a doctor, using Concerta is considered abuse. People who have a prescription should not be looking forward to increasing the dosage or the frequency of their requirement without a recommendation from the prescribing doctor because it would also be considered as Concerta abuse.
Concerta can affect the chemicals within the brain and the nervous system which can contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. It is used as a treatment method for ADHD and narcolepsy. Although many people take Concerta to treat these conditions, many abuse the drug because of its stimulant properties.
People may abuse Concerta to:
Enhance academic performance -As an excitant, Concerta heightens concentration and attention also consciousness and energy rate.
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.
To feel good, it stimulates the brain producing a high.
Increased dopamine levels are associated with attention and pleasure.
People can overdose on Concerta if they take too much, that can be life-threatening.
Physical and psychological repercussions will be felt by an individual who overdoses on Concerta. Physical Concerta overdose symptoms include:
Elevated blood pressure
Psychological symptoms of Concerta overdose include:
Violent feelings or behaviour
Common Combinations Of Concerta And Other Drugs
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 can override the depressive effects of alcohol as a stimulant. Users might not experience the effects of alcohol like they usually do, making them take more. The combination can increase the risks of alcohol poisoning, to levels of fatality.
Mixing the drug with alcohol could also magnify its negative effects. The user can also experience produce and impaired concentration.