The potential of addiction is high with Concerta, which is a stimulant. Students and athletes abuse this drug to boost focus and attention. Concerta [Methylphenidate] is a stimulant which can only be obtained with a prescription and is in the same category as Ritalin. Those that took the medication for pleasure - without a medical purpose - and those that use more than medicated dosage are exposed to the risk of being dependent on Concentra. 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.
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 dosage to experience the drug 's high (tolerance).
Experiencing heightened urges to use Concerta.
Searching out new methods of acquiring the medication -legally or illegally - so as to misuse it.
Continuing to use the drug even if it starts to interfere with personal relationships or responsibilities.
It is recommended that those who have a Concerta addiction not to stop using the drug without consulting a doctor first. Medical providers can give them a tapering off program where the stimulant will be administered in smaller doses regularly. Medical professionals can also help addicts manage and treat withdrawal symptoms.
It is a cylindrical pill which 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. In the streets it goes by kibbles & bits, kiddy Cocaine, pineapple, kiddie coke, smarties, skittles. It is classified as a Schedule II regulated stimulus. Concerta is mainly used as a stimulant medication to increase attention span and decrease hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour.
The drug methylphenidate is marketed under the brand-name Concerta. Methylphenidate has other brand names, too, including:
It is useful in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The stimulant increases the dopamine levels within the brain of the user slowly in order to achieve a therapeutic effect.
Several people misuse Concerta by pulverizing and inhaling a large amount of it for a more powerful excitation. Intravenous use of the stimulant is also quite popular.
Effects Of Concerta Abuse
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 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. Although many people take Concerta to treat these conditions, many abuse the drug because of its stimulant properties.
People may misuse Concerta in order to:
Improving academic performance - Concerta has the capability to improve focus and concentration as a stimulant. It can also leave the user alert and with higher-energy levels.
This is common in institutions of higher education.
Losing weight - Concerta is also used to lose weight because the stimulant is an appetite suppressant.
Get high - Since Concerta activates the reward system in the brain, the drug can also provide a high if taken by someone who is not being treated for ADHD.
Focus and happiness are also associated with the drug because of its ability to increase dopamine levels.
People can overdose on Concerta if they take too much, that can be life-threatening.
Concerta overdose is detrimental to both the physical and mental health of a person. Overdose of Concerta physically presents with:
High blood pressure
Overdose of Concerta mentally presents with:
A persecution complex
Typical Drug Mixtures That Include Concerta
College students often take Concerta in combination with other drugs, or alcohol. The consequences of having Concerta with alcohol can be dangerous.
Concerta and alcohol have opposing effects on the body, Concerta being stronger its effects are stronger. In a quest to feel the effect of the alcohol, the person takes more and more. This leads to the chance of alcohol poisoning, and that can be fatal.
The negative effects of Concerta - headaches, queasiness, and vertigo - and amplified by the alcohol. The user may also face increased anxiety and poor focus.