Concerta is a psychostimulant with a great possibility for addiction. Usually it is abused to heighten attention and focus of the person. 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. 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.
A person who is addicted to Concerta will be required to experience withdrawal symptoms that are uncomfortable if he or she decides to stop taking the drug. The withdrawal symptoms can include paranoia, fatigue and depression. Other Signs Of Concerted Action Include:
Requiring more of the drug to get the effect once achieved by smaller portions of the drug.
Craving or needing to take Concerta.
Doing whatever it takes to access the drug no matter the risks e.g. engaging in criminal activities.
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.
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 classified as 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 chemical name of Concerta. Other brands include:
Widely used as treatment for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), stimulants like Concerta increase focus and have a relaxing effect. The stimulant increases the dopamine levels within the brain of the user slowly in order to achieve a therapeutic effect.
Several people misuse Concerta by pulverizing and inhaling a large amount of it for a more powerful excitation. The drug can also be abused intravenously.
Effects Of Abusing Concerta
Acquiring or taking Concerta with no medical purpose is regarded as a misuse of the medication. 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.
The effects of Concerta target the central nervous system. The most common prescriptions written for Concerta are to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. Due to its activity in the brain, it is a commonly abused drug.
Why people 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.
This is common in institutions of higher education.
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.
The chemical it influences is a feel good chemical.
People can overdose on Concerta if they take too much, that can be life-threatening.
The abuser is affected physically and mentally by the overdose. Physical signs of Concerta excessive dosage are:
High blood pressure
Disrupted heart rhythm
Lack of saliva
The Psychological Symptoms Of Concerta Overdose Can Include:
Violent feelings or behaviour
Combinations Commonly Used With Concerta
It is familiar to observe college students using Concerta along with other drugs such as alcohol. It is dangerous to combine Concerta with alcohol.
Concerta can override the depressive effects of alcohol as a stimulant. In a quest to feel the effect of the alcohol, the person takes more and more. This can easily escalating to alcohol poisoning.
The negative effects of Concerta - headaches, queasiness, and vertigo - and amplified by the alcohol. The user may also face increased anxiety and poor focus.