Concerta is a psychostimulant with a great possibility for addiction. Students and athletes abuse this drug to boost 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. It is hard to overcome Concerta addiction, and that is why you need professional treatment to help along the way to recovery. Contact us on 0800 772 3971 and we will help you break the Concerta addiction.
The chemical formation of Concerta is similar to Cocaine and amphetamine thereby making it a highly addictive stimulant.
Someone having an addiction to Concerta will go through difficult withdrawal syndromes such as paranoia, fatigue, and depression if they discontinue the medication. Additional syndrome of Concerta dependence are:
Requiring more of the drug to get the effect once achieved by smaller portions of the drug.
Experiencing heightened urges to use Concerta.
Searching out new methods of acquiring the medication -legally or illegally - so as to misuse it.
Taking Concerta, not minding if it's affecting the loved ones or affecting normal obligations.
It is advisable that Concerta addicts should not stop taking the drug unless under a doctor's care. A medical practitioner can establish a tapering program for the user where the medication dosage would be continually lessened. A medical specialist could also assist users control and handle withdrawal syndrome.
Concerta tablets are cylindrical in shape, its effectiveness is determined by its colour which may 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 a regulated stimulant and is classified as scheduled II. The primary use of Concerta is as a medical stimulant which can increase attention span and bring about a reduction in hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour.
Concerta is a product name of methylphenidate medication. Other brands include:
It is useful in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It works by raising the brain's dopamine levels.
Several people misuse Concerta by pulverizing and inhaling a large amount of it for a more powerful excitation. It can also be injected directly into the veins.
Effects Of Abusing Concerta
Unless specifically prescribed by a doctor, using Concerta is considered abuse. People who have a prescription should not be looking forward to increasing the dosage or the frequency of their requirement without a recommendation from the prescribing doctor because it would also be considered as Concerta abuse.
Concerta can affect the chemicals within the brain and the nervous system which can contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. It is used as a treatment method for ADHD and narcolepsy. Some people do take Concerta for legitimate reasons; however, it is abused for its stimulant properties.
There are several reasons why people might 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.
Losing weight - Concerta is also used to lose weight because the stimulant is an appetite suppressant.
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 Concerta Overdose Symptoms Include:
Continuous pain in the head
Lack of saliva
Psychological symptoms of excessive Concerta dosage include:
Common Concerta Substance Combinations
Concerta is often taken with other drugs; the most common is alcohol, which is a problem with college students. It is dangerous to combine Concerta with alcohol.
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. This raises the danger of alcohol poisoning, which could be dangerous.
The negative effects of Concerta - headaches, queasiness, and vertigo - and amplified by the alcohol. The user may also face increased anxiety and poor focus.