Concerta has a high probability of leading to addiction because it is a stimulant. It is mostly misused by students and athletes to enhance concentration and interest. Concerta (methylphenidate) is a prescription stimulant in the same class as Ritalin. Concerta addiction can be developed by those who use the drug recreationally - without prescription - and those who take more than their prescribed dosage. 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 are looking for help to deal with a concept of addiction should be calling us now for the treatment program that can assist you on 0800 772 3971.
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:
Requiring more of the drug to get the effect once achieved by smaller portions of the drug.
Developing a strong urge for the use of Concerta.
Searching for new methods to obtain the drug in order to abuse it regardless of whether it is legal or illegal.
Continuing the use of Concerta even when it's becoming a problem for the loved ones or responsibilities.
Medical supervision is advised for addicts of Concerta if they have decided to quit the drug for any reason. A medical practitioner can establish a tapering program for the user where the medication dosage would be continually lessened. They will also help the patient deal with the effects of coming off the drug.
Concerta tablets are cylindrical in shape, its effectiveness is determined by its colour which may be red, grey, yellow or white. They are produced in powers of 18 mg, 27mg, 36mg, and 54 mg. The nicknames given to Concerta includes kibbles & bits, kiddy Cocaine, pineapple, kiddie coke, smarties, and 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.
Methylphenidate is the chemical name of Concerta. Other brand names of methylphenidate include:
Widely used as treatment for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), stimulants like Concerta increase focus and have a relaxing effect. 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. The medication can also be misused by means of intravenous injections.
Concerta Abuse And Effects
Purchasing or using Concerta without a prescription are considered as an abuse of the drug. People who have a prescription should not be looking forward to increasing the dosage or the frequency of their requirement without a recommendation from the prescribing doctor because it would also be considered as Concerta abuse.
Concerta can affect the chemicals within the brain and the nervous system which can contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. ADHD and narcolepsy are two things it is rightfully prescribed for. Some people do take Concerta for legitimate reasons; however, it is abused for its stimulant properties.
There are several reasons why people might abuse Concerta:
Since it increases concentration and focus and amps up energy, it's often abused to improve academic performance.
This is common in institutions of higher education.
Lose weight - Stimulants are known to suppress appetite and that is why people may abuse Concerta.
To feel good, it stimulates the brain producing a high.
The chemical it influences is a feel good chemical.
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:
Elevated heart rate
Elevated blood pressure
Disrupted heart rhythm
Psychological symptoms of Concerta overdose include:
Violent feelings or behaviour
Common Combinations Of Concerta And Other Drugs
Some people take Concerta with other drugs. Adding alcohol to Concerts can have serious ramifications.
As a stimulant, Concerta can countermand the depressant effects of alcohol. In such situation, users may not feel the effects of alcohol like usually, thus making them drink more. The combination can increase the risks of alcohol poisoning, to levels of fatality.
From mixing Concerta with alcohol, negative side effects like nausea, headaches and dizziness can appear. The user may also face increased anxiety and poor focus.