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 stimulant which can only be obtained with a prescription and is in the same category as Ritalin. The highest risk for addiction lies with those who take the drug without a prescription for recreational purpose or people who take more than their prescribed dose. 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.
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. Other signs of Concerta include:
Developing a need for higher doses of the drug to feel the effects [tolerance].
Doing whatever it takes to access the drug no matter the risks e.g. engaging in criminal activities.
Continuing the use of Concerta even when it's becoming a problem for the loved ones or responsibilities.
Medical supervision is advised for addicts of Concerta if they have decided to quit the drug for any reason. 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.
Depending on the potency of the cylindrical pill, Concerta can be red, grey, yellow, or white. They are produced in powers of 18 mg, 27mg, 36mg, and 54 mg. Concerta is popularly known on the streets as kibbles & bits, kidney Cocaine, pineapple, kiddy Coke, smarties and 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 excitants produce a soothing effect and enhance concentration, so they are commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A therapeutic effect also happens as the amount of dopamine in the user's brain is slowly raised.
The abuse of Concerta by crushing the pills and snorting them in large doses to achieve a powerful high are relatively common among addicts. Intravenous use of the stimulant is also quite popular.
Concerta Abuse And Effects
Acquiring or taking Concerta with no medical purpose is regarded as a misuse of the medication. Increasing a prescribed dose without the doctor's knowledge is also considered abuse.
The effects of Concerta target the central nervous system. ADHD and narcolepsy are two things it is rightfully prescribed for. Although many people take Concerta to treat these conditions, many abuse the drug because of its stimulant properties.
There are several reasons why people might abuse Concerta:
Enhance academic performance -As an excitant, Concerta heightens concentration and attention also consciousness and energy rate.
This is common in institutions of higher education.
Lose weight - Stimulants suppresses hunger, so people misuse Concerta so as to shed weight.
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.
Focus and happiness are also associated with the drug because of its ability to increase dopamine levels.
A Concerta overdose can be deadly.
The abuser is affected physically and mentally by the overdose. Physical Concerta overdose symptoms include:
Elevated heart rate
Strain on the heart
Psychological symptoms of excessive Concerta dosage include:
Psychoses and detachment from reality
Typical Drug Mixtures That Include Concerta
Some people take Concerta with other drugs. It is dangerous to combine Concerta with alcohol.
Concerta and alcohol have opposing effects on the body, Concerta being stronger its effects are stronger. 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 leads to the chance of alcohol poisoning, and that can be fatal.
The intensity of the negative side effects of Concerta which can include nausea, headaches and dizziness can increase when it is mixed with alcohol. It could also lead to nervousness and reduced attentiveness in the user.