Being a stimulus, Concerta has a high addiction power. Usually it is abused to heighten attention and focus of the person. 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. 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.
What makes Concerta so addictive is the similar chemical makeup to those of 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. Additional syndrome of Concerta dependence are:
Requiring more dosage to experience the drug 's high (tolerance).
Craving or needing to take Concerta.
Constantly searching for new ways to get the drug, legally or illegally.
Using the stimulant Concerta even when issues with loved ones or responsibilities are important.
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.
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. Available in 18mg, 27mg, 36mg 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 mainly used as a stimulant medication to increase attention span and decrease hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour.
Concerta is a brand name of the drug methylphenidate. Other trade names of methylphenidate are:
Concerta and other stimulants are widely used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) because of their calming effect and increased focus. It works by raising the brain's dopamine levels.
The mode of abuse can be in powder form through the nose. Another method is directly to the blood through injection.
Concerta Addiction And The Effects
Taking the drug without prescription is misuse of the drug. Increasing a prescribed dose without the doctor's knowledge is also considered abuse.
Chemicals that influence hyperactivity and self control in the brain and nervous system are both affected by Concentra. It is mostly recommended to handle ADHD and narcolepsy. 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:
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.
College- age students often use stimulants to help them with the studying process.
Some people abuse Concerta for weight loss as it's a potent appetite suppressor.
Concerta acts as any other simulant and amps up the reward centre of the brain, causing a high for someone who does not need it for legitimate treatment.
Focus and happiness are also associated with the drug because of its ability to increase dopamine levels.
Ingesting a high dosage of Concerta can lead to an overdose which can be life-threatening.
Overdose on Concerta can affect the person physically and psychologically. Physical Concerta overdose symptoms include:
Continuous pain in the head
Elevated blood pressure
There are some specific psychological signs of an overdose as well:
Psychoses and detachment from reality
Violent feelings or behaviour
Typical Drug Mixtures That Include Concerta
College students often take Concerta in combination with other drugs, or alcohol. It is dangerous to combine Concerta with alcohol.
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. Which puts them at risk of alcohol poisoning and even death.
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 can also experience produce and impaired concentration.