Concerta is a psychostimulant with a great possibility for addiction. Students and athletes abuse this drug to boost 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. Dealing successfully with Concerta addiction can be arduous , but professional treatment could assist with the process. Please contact us now on 0800 772 3971 for assistance in getting an effective remedy for Concerta addiction.
It's addiction potential stems from the fact that it's chemical composition is akin to Cocaine and amphetamine.
Once a person addicted to Concerta stops taking the drug, they can experience uncomfortable symptoms like paranoia, fatigue and depression. Additional syndrome of Concerta dependence are:
A need to use higher dose of the drug due to a higher tolerance to the drug.
Craving or needing to take Concerta.
Doing whatever needs to be done, illegal or not, to get the drug in order to use it.
Continuing to use the drug even if it starts to interfere with personal relationships or responsibilities.
Medical supervision is advised for addicts of Concerta if they have decided to quit the drug for any reason. A weaning schedule set up by a doctor can taper the dose to smaller and smaller doses. Also, a medical professional can help users manage and treat withdrawal symptoms.
Concerta pills are cylindrical in shape and can be red, grey, yellow or white, depending on the potency. They are formulated in 18 mg, 27 mg, 36 mg and 54 mg strengths. In the streets it goes by kibbles & bits, kiddy Cocaine, pineapple, kiddie coke, smarties, skittles. It is classified as a Schedule II regulated stimulus. It is medically used to decrease hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour.
The drug methylphenidate is marketed under the brand-name Concerta. Other trade names of methylphenidate are:
It is useful in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It works by raising the brain's dopamine levels.
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 Abusing Concerta
Unless specifically prescribed by a doctor, using Concerta is considered abuse. 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.
The effects of Concerta target the central nervous system. 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.
Why people abuse Concerta:
Enhance academic performance -As an excitant, Concerta heightens concentration and attention also consciousness and energy rate.
Students in college regularly indulge in the abuse of stimulants has study aids.
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.
A Concerta overdose can be deadly.
Concerta overdose is detrimental to both the physical and mental health of a person. Signs of a Concerta overdose are:
Increased heart rate.
Elevated blood pressure
Disrupted heart rhythm
The Psychological Symptoms Of Concerta Overdose Can Include:
Common Concerta Substance Combinations
College students often take Concerta in combination with other drugs, or alcohol. Combining Concerta with alcohol can have threatening implications.
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. This can easily escalating to alcohol poisoning.
From mixing Concerta with alcohol, negative side effects like nausea, headaches and dizziness can appear. Nervousness and lower focus could result from this combination.