Concerta Addiction and Abuse in Worcestershire Worcestershire

Dependent Upon Concerta

Concerta is a psychostimulant with a great possibility for addiction. Students and athletes are regularly abusing the stimulant with an intention of boosting focus and attention. 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. Like any other drug addiction, breaking free from the claws of Concerta addiction is no easy task, with proper help it is however possible. Please contact us now on 0800 772 3971 for assistance in getting an effective remedy for Concerta addiction.

The chemical formation of Concerta is similar to Cocaine and amphetamine thereby making it a highly addictive stimulant.

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 Concerta include

  • 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 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. Medical providers can give them a tapering off program where the stimulant will be administered in smaller doses regularly. Medical professionals can also help addicts manage and treat withdrawal symptoms.

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What Is Concerta

It is a cylindrical pill which can be red, grey, yellow or white depending on the potency. They are produced in powers of 18 mg, 27mg, 36mg, and 54 mg. It's also known by some different names on the street kibbles and bits, kiddy Cocaine, kiddy coke, pineapple, skittles, and smarties. Concerta is recognized as Schedule II regulated excitant. 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. Methylphenidate has other brand names, too, including

  • Aptensio XR
  • Metadate CD
  • Metadate ER
  • Ritalin
  • Ritalin LA
  • Ritalin SR

Concerta and other excitants produce a soothing effect and enhance concentration, so they are commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The drug achieves a therapeutic effect by slowly raising the user's dopamine levels in the brain.

Several people misuse Concerta by pulverizing and inhaling a large amount of it for a more powerful excitation. Intravenous use of the stimulant is also quite popular.

Concerta Misuse Effects

Taking the drug without prescription is misuse of the drug. 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. It is used as a treatment method for 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

  • Enhance academic performance -As an excitant, Concerta heightens concentration and attention also consciousness and energy rate.
  • College- age students often use stimulants to help them with the studying process.
  • Lose weight - Stimulants suppresses hunger, so people misuse Concerta so as to shed weight.
  • 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.

Concerta overdose is detrimental to both the physical and mental health of a person. Physical Concerta overdose symptoms include

  • Throwing up
  • Convulsions
  • Shaking
  • Headache
  • Elevated pulse
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Sinus arrhythmia
  • Dry mouth

Psychological symptoms of Concerta overdose include

  • Lunatic tendencies
  • Madness
  • Irritability
  • Uncontrollable behaviours
  • Delusions
  • Imaginations
  • Suspicion
  • Bewilderment

Popular Drug Combinations Of Concerta

College students often take Concerta in combination with other drugs, or alcohol. Adding alcohol to Concerts can have serious ramifications.

Concerta can override the depressive effects of alcohol as a stimulant. Users of this combination are not likely to feel the effects of alcohol like they would normally do and could be led to believe that they can have more. This leads to the chance of alcohol poisoning, and that can be fatal.

From mixing Concerta with alcohol, negative side effects like nausea, headaches and dizziness can appear. The user may also face increased anxiety and poor focus.