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. Professional treatment can significantly assist someone trying to beat a Concerta addiction. If you need help finding a Concerta addiction treatment program, please call us now on 0800 772 3971.
What makes Concerta so addictive is the similar chemical makeup to those of cocaine and amphetamine.
Psychosis, exhaustion, and depression are some of the severe withdrawal symptoms someone addicted to Concerta will experience if they quit taking the drug. Symptoms of addiction to Concerta addiction:
Requiring more dosage to experience the drug 's high (tolerance).
Developing a strong urge for the use of Concerta.
Searching for new methods to obtain the drug in order to abuse it regardless of whether it is legal or illegal.
Using Concerta despite social consequences even if it leads to isolation.
Medical supervision is advised for addicts of Concerta if they have decided to quit the drug for any reason. The physician will reduce the dosage until they finally wean off, gradually taking the patient off the drug. Withdrawal symptoms can also be managed and alleviated with the help of a clinician.
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. The nicknames given to Concerta includes kibbles & bits, kiddy Cocaine, pineapple, kiddie coke, smarties, and skittles. Concerta is recognized as Schedule II regulated excitant. 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. Methylphenidate has other brand names, too, including:
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 medication also gradually increases the levels of dopamine in the brain of its users.
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.
Concerta Abuse And Effects
Abuse of the drug is considered when people get and use Concerta without a prescription. 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. Due to its activity in the brain, it is a commonly abused drug.
People may abuse Concerta 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.
Students in college regularly indulge in the abuse of stimulants has study aids.
Losing weight - Concerta is also used to lose weight because the stimulant is an appetite suppressant.
To feel good, it stimulates the brain producing a high.
Increased dopamine levels are associated with attention and pleasure.
Ingesting a high dosage of Concerta can lead to an overdose which can be life-threatening.
The abuser is affected physically and mentally by the overdose. Physical Concerta Overdose Symptoms Include:
High blood pressure
Disrupted heart rhythm
The Psychological Symptoms Of Concerta Overdose Can Include:
A manic like state
Psychoses and detachment from reality
Common Concerta Substance Combinations
Some people take Concerta with other drugs. Adding alcohol to Concerts can have serious ramifications.
The depressant qualities of alcohol are countered by the stimulant effects of Concerta. Users will imbibe more and more alcohol because the Concentra overrides its effects and they don't realize how much they are taking in. This can easily escalating to alcohol poisoning.
The negative effects of Concerta - headaches, queasiness, and vertigo - and amplified by the alcohol. It could also lead to nervousness and reduced attentiveness in the user.