Concerta is a stimulant with a high potential for addiction. It is mostly misused by students and athletes to enhance concentration and interest. Concerta (methylphenidate) is a medicament stimulant in the same category as Ritalin Those that took the medication for pleasure - without a medical purpose - and those that use more than medicated dosage are exposed to the risk of being dependent on Concentra. Professional treatment can significantly assist someone trying to beat a Concerta addiction. If you need help finding a Concerta addiction treatment program, please call us now on 0800 772 3971.
The chemical formation of Concerta is similar to Cocaine and amphetamine thereby making it a highly addictive stimulant.
Psychosis, exhaustion, and depression are some of the severe withdrawal symptoms someone addicted to Concerta will experience if they quit taking the drug. Other Signs Of Concerted Action Include:
A need to use higher dose of the drug due to a higher tolerance to the drug.
Experiencing heightened urges to use Concerta.
Searching for new methods to obtain the drug in order to abuse it regardless of whether it is legal or illegal.
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 practitioner can establish a tapering program for the user where the medication dosage would be continually lessened. Also, a medical professional can help users manage and treat withdrawal symptoms.
It is a cylindrical pill which can be red, grey, yellow or white depending on the potency. The strength of the pills is usually 18 MG, 27 MG, 36 MG and 54 MG. In the streets it goes by kibbles & bits, kiddy Cocaine, pineapple, kiddie coke, smarties, 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.
Concerta is a brand name of the drug methylphenidate. Other trade names of methylphenidate are:
Widely used as treatment for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), stimulants like Concerta increase focus and have a relaxing effect. A therapeutic effect also happens as the amount of dopamine in the user's brain is slowly raised.
The mode of abuse can be in powder form through the nose. Another method is directly to the blood through injection.
Concerta Abuse And Effects
Acquiring or taking Concerta with no medical purpose is regarded as a misuse of the medication. Increasing a prescribed dose without the doctor's knowledge is also considered abuse.
Concerta affects chemicals in the brain and nervous system that lead to hyperactivity and impulse control. ADHD and narcolepsy are two things it is rightfully prescribed for. 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:
Since it increases concentration and focus and amps up energy, it's often abused to improve academic performance.
College age students usually misuse stimulants as academic support.
Lose weight - Stimulants suppresses hunger, so people misuse Concerta so as to shed weight.
Get high - Since Concerta activates the reward system in the brain, the drug can also provide a high if taken by someone who is not being treated for ADHD.
Focus and happiness are also associated with the drug because of its ability to increase dopamine levels.
Using excess amount of Concerta could result to overdose, which can be life -endangering.
The abuser is affected physically and mentally by the overdose. Physical Concerta Overdose Symptoms Include:
Overdose of Concerta mentally presents with:
Typical Drug Mixtures That Include Concerta
Concerta is at times used in mixture with other medications, such as alcohol- particularly among college students Adding alcohol to Concerts can have serious ramifications.
Concerta can override the depressive effects of alcohol as a stimulant. Users might not experience the effects of alcohol like they usually do, making them take more. The combination can increase the risks of alcohol poisoning, to levels of fatality.
The intensity of the negative side effects of Concerta which can include nausea, headaches and dizziness can increase when it is mixed with alcohol. The user may also face increased anxiety and poor focus.