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. 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. Please contact us now on 0800 772 3971 for assistance in getting an effective remedy for Concerta addiction.
The chemical composition of Concerta is almost the same as that of Cocaine and amphetamine making it very addictive.
Once addicted, any attempt to stop takes a toil of the person physically. Additional syndrome of Concerta dependence are:
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.
Continuing to use the drug even if it starts to interfere with personal relationships or responsibilities.
When breaking the addiction, one should do it under a doctor's supervision. The physician will reduce the dosage until they finally wean off, gradually taking the patient off the drug. A medical specialist could also assist users control and handle withdrawal syndrome.
Concerta pills are cylindrical in shape and 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. 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. It is medically used to decrease hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour.
Concerta is a brand name of the drug methylphenidate. Other brand names of methylphenidate include:
Stimulants like Concerta can also have a calming effect on individuals and help them to increase focus, and therefore, they are widely used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD]. The drug achieves a therapeutic effect by slowly raising the user's dopamine levels in the brain.
Crushing and snorting large doses of Concerta is the preferred method for abusers has it provides a stronger high. The medication can also be misused by means of intravenous injections.
Concerta Abuse And Effects
Abuse of the drug is considered when people get and use Concerta without a prescription. Deviating from the precise direction of drug use is also abuse.
The effects of Concerta target the central nervous system. Concerta is usually prescribed to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. Although many people take Concerta to treat these conditions, many abuse the drug because of its stimulant properties.
There are several reasons why people might abuse Concerta:
Because it increases focus, people abuse it to increase academic performance.
College- age students often use stimulants to help them with the studying process.
Losing weight - Concerta is also used to lose weight because the stimulant is an appetite suppressant.
Getting high - Since Concerta triggers the reward system in the brain, the medication could give a high when used by a person who is not suffering from 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:
Strain on the heart
Psychological symptoms of excessive Concerta dosage include:
A manic like state
Common Concerta Substance Combinations
Concerta is at times used in mixture with other medications, such as alcohol- particularly among college students Taking Concerta with alcohol can produce dangerous consequences.
As a stimulant, Concerta can countermand the depressant effects of alcohol. In a quest to feel the effect of the alcohol, the person takes more and more. This leads to the chance of alcohol poisoning, and that can be fatal.
Mixing the drug with alcohol could also magnify its negative effects. The user can also experience produce and impaired concentration.