Concerta is a psychostimulant with a great possibility for addiction. 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. 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. Just as with other substances overcoming an addiction of Concerta can be challenging. However, the treatment if obtained professionally can help ease the process. If you need help finding a Concerta addiction treatment program, please call us now on 0800 772 3971.
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. Other Signs Of Concerted Action Include:
Requiring more dosage to experience the drug 's high (tolerance).
Experiencing heightened urges to use Concerta.
Constantly searching for new ways to get the drug, legally or illegally.
Using Concerta despite social consequences even if it leads to isolation.
It is recommended that those who have a Concerta addiction not to stop using the drug without consulting a doctor first. A medical professional should set up a tapering program for the user to decreasingly take the drug. Also, a medical professional can help users manage and treat withdrawal symptoms.
Pills of Concerta is cylindrical in shape and the colours of the pills are either red, grey, yellow or white depending upon the potency of the drug. They come in four different strengths: 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 a Schedule II regulated stimulant. Concerta is basically used as an excitant medication to increase concentration duration and lessen hyperactivity and capricious conducts.
Methylphenidate is the generic name for Concerta. Other brands include:
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.
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.
Concerta Abuse And Effects
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 can affect the chemicals within the brain and the nervous system which can contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. It is mostly recommended to handle ADHD and narcolepsy. Although most people take Concerta to cure these situations, another misuse of the medication for its excitant properties.
People may abuse Concerta to:
Enhance academic performance -As an excitant, Concerta heightens concentration and attention also consciousness and energy rate.
This is common in institutions of higher education.
As part of a weight loss plan because it reduces one's urge to eat.
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.
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. Signs of a Concerta overdose are:
Continuous pain in the head
Elevated blood pressure
Overdose of Concerta mentally presents with:
A manic like state
Violent feelings or behaviour
Typical Drug Mixtures That Include Concerta
Concerta is often taken with other drugs; the most common is alcohol, which is a problem with college students. It is dangerous to combine Concerta with alcohol.
As an excitant, Concerta could overrule the depression consequences of alcohol. 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.
The negative effects of Concerta - headaches, queasiness, and vertigo - and amplified by the alcohol. Anxiety and impaired concentration can also be caused within the user.