The potential of addiction is high with Concerta, which 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. Individuals using the drug recreationally without a prescription and those who exceed the specified dosage are often at a risk of developing an addiction of Concerta. 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.
The chemical formation of Concerta is similar to Cocaine and amphetamine thereby making it a highly addictive stimulant.
Once addicted, any attempt to stop takes a toil of the person physically. Symptoms of addiction to Concerta addiction:
Developing a need for higher doses of the drug to feel the effects [tolerance].
A compelling desire to take Concerta.
Searching for new methods to obtain the drug in order to abuse it regardless of whether it is legal or illegal.
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. Withdrawal symptoms can also be managed and alleviated with the help of a clinician.
Concerta pills are cylindrical in shape and can be red, grey, yellow or white, depending on the potency. They come in four different strengths: 18 mg, 27 mg, 36 mg, and 54 mg. Concerta is popularly known on the streets as kibbles & bits, kidney Cocaine, pineapple, kiddy Coke, smarties and skittles. Concerta is classified as a Schedule II regulated stimulant. Concerta is primarily prescribed as a stimulant to help improve hyperactivity and impulsivity as wall as improve attention span.
Methylphenidate is the generic name for Concerta. Other brand names of the drug methylphenidate include the following:
Stimulants like Concerta can also have a calming effect on individuals and help them to increase focus, and therefore, they are widely used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD]. The drug achieves a therapeutic effect by slowly raising the user's dopamine levels in the brain.
For a more powerful high some people abuse Concerta by crushing and snorting large doses of it. It can also be injected directly into the veins.
Effects Of Concerta Abuse
Abuse of the drug is considered when people get and use Concerta without a prescription. Increasing a prescribed dose without the doctor's knowledge is also considered abuse.
Concerta influences chemicals in the brain and nervous system that participate in hyperactivity and impulse management. ADHD and narcolepsy are two things it is rightfully prescribed for. Due to its activity in the brain, it is a commonly abused drug.
There are several reasons why people might abuse Concerta:
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.
College- age students often use stimulants to help them with the studying process.
Some people abuse Concerta for weight loss as it's a potent appetite suppressor.
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.
Focus and happiness are also associated with the drug because of its ability to increase dopamine levels.
Ingesting a high dosage of Concerta can lead to an overdose which can be life-threatening.
The abuser is affected physically and mentally by the overdose. Signs of a Concerta overdose are:
Continuous pain in the head
Elevated blood pressure
Disrupted heart rhythm
Psychological symptoms of excessive Concerta dosage include:
Common Combinations Of Concerta And Other Drugs
Concerta is at times used in mixture with other medications, such as alcohol- particularly among college students It is dangerous to combine Concerta with alcohol.
As an excitant, Concerta could overrule the depression consequences of alcohol. Users will imbibe more and more alcohol because the Concentra overrides its effects and they don't realize how much they are taking in. This can easily escalating to alcohol poisoning.
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.