Concerta is a stimulant with a high potential for addiction. Athletes and students often got hooked on it because it causes laser like focus and attention. Concerta (methylphenidate) is a prescription stimulant in the same class as Ritalin. Use of Concerta without the directives of a medical doctor as well as deviating from the instructions of use of the drug exposes one to the very likely possibility of addiction to Concerta. 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.
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 Concerta include
- Developing a need for higher doses of the drug to feel the effects [tolerance].
- Experiencing heightened urges to use Concerta.
- Searching out new methods of acquiring the medication -legally or illegally - so as to misuse it.
- Using the stimulant Concerta even when issues with loved ones or responsibilities are important.
Medical guidance should be sought after by those battling with Concerta addiction before quitting the drug. Medical providers can give them a tapering off program where the stimulant will be administered in smaller doses regularly. A medical specialist could also assist users control and handle withdrawal syndrome.
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Learn About Concerta
Pills of Concerta is cylindrical in shape and the colours of the pills are either red, grey, yellow or white depending upon the potency of the drug. They come in four different strengths 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 a Schedule II regulated stimulant. Concerta is basically used as an excitant medication to increase concentration duration and lessen hyperactivity and capricious conducts.
Concerta is a brand name of the drug methylphenidate. Other brand names of the drug methylphenidate include the following
- Aptensio XR
- Metadate CD
- Metadate ER
- Ritalin LA
- Ritalin SR
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]. 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. It can also be injected directly into the veins.
Concerta Abuse And Effects
Abuse of the drug is considered when people get and use Concerta without a prescription. 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.
Chemicals that influence hyperactivity and self control in the brain and nervous system are both affected by Concentra. 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.
Abuse of Concerta could be because of the following reasons
- Because it increases focus, people abuse it to increase academic performance.
- College- age students often use stimulants to help them with the studying process.
- Lose weight - Stimulants are known to suppress appetite and that is why people may abuse Concerta.
- 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.
- 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.
A Concerta misuse could distress the individual both mentally and physically. Signs of a Concerta overdose are
- Increased heartbeat
- High blood pressure
- Dry mouth
Overdose of Concerta mentally presents with
- Manic episodes
- Violent feelings or behaviour
- Uncontrollable behaviours
Common Concerta Substance Combinations
It is familiar to observe college students using Concerta along with other drugs such as alcohol. Combining Concerta with alcohol can have threatening implications.
The depressant qualities of alcohol are countered by the stimulant effects of Concerta. 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 negative effects of Concerta - headaches, queasiness, and vertigo - and amplified by the alcohol. The user may also face increased anxiety and poor focus.