Concerta is a psychostimulant with a great possibility for addiction. Athletes and students often got hooked on it because it causes laser like focus and attention. Concerta [Methylphenidate] is a stimulant which can only be obtained with a prescription and is in the same category as Ritalin. The highest risk for addiction lies with those who take the drug without a prescription for recreational purpose or people who take more than their prescribed dose. Just as with other substances overcoming an addiction of Concerta can be challenging. However, the treatment if obtained professionally can help ease 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.
Someone having an addiction to Concerta will go through difficult withdrawal syndromes such as paranoia, fatigue, and depression if they discontinue the medication. Other signs of Concerta include
- Requiring more dosage to experience the drug 's high (tolerance).
- Craving Concerta.
- Constantly searching for new ways to get the drug, legally or illegally.
- 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. A weaning schedule set up by a doctor can taper the dose to smaller and smaller doses. They will also help the patient deal with the effects of coming off the drug.
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What Is Concerta
Depending on the potency of the cylindrical pill, Concerta can be red, grey, yellow, or white. The strength of the pills is usually 18 MG, 27 MG, 36 MG and 54 MG. The nicknames given to Concerta includes kibbles & bits, kiddy Cocaine, pineapple, kiddie coke, smarties, and skittles. Concerta is a regulated stimulant and is classified as scheduled II. The primary use of Concerta is as a medical stimulant which can increase attention span and bring about a reduction in hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour.
The drug methylphenidate is marketed under the brand-name Concerta. Other trade names of methylphenidate are
- Aptensio XR
- Metadate CD
- Metadate ER
- Ritalin LA
- Ritalin SR
Concerta and other stimulants are widely used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) because of their calming effect and increased focus. 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. Intravenous use of the stimulant is also quite popular.
Concerta Addiction And The Effects
Purchasing or using Concerta without a prescription are considered as an abuse of the drug. 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 used as a treatment method for ADHD and narcolepsy. Despite many people taking Concerta as a remedy for these conditions, quite a few are known to abuse the drug for the 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.
- College- age students often use stimulants to help them with the studying process.
- Lose weight - Stimulants suppresses hunger, so people misuse Concerta so as to shed weight.
- To feel good, it stimulates the brain producing a high.
- Concentration and satisfaction are connected with increased dopamine levels.
A Concerta overdose can be deadly.
Concerta overdose is detrimental to both the physical and mental health of a person. Overdose of Concerta physically presents with
- Throwing up
- Increased heart rate.
- High blood pressure
- Sinus arrhythmia
- Dry mouth
Psychological symptoms of Concerta overdose include
- Lunatic tendencies
- Psychoses and detachment from reality
- Compulsive behaviours
Common Combinations Of Concerta And Other Drugs
It is familiar to observe college students using Concerta along with other drugs such as alcohol. Taking Concerta with alcohol can produce dangerous consequences.
Concerta and alcohol have opposing effects on the body, Concerta being stronger its effects are stronger. Users might not experience the effects of alcohol like they usually do, making them take more. This can easily escalating to alcohol poisoning.
Taking the medication with alcohol could also worsen the implications of Concerta usage such as nausea, headaches, and dizziness. The user can also experience produce and impaired concentration.