Dependent Upon Concerta
The potential of addiction is high with Concerta, which is a stimulant. Athletes and students often got hooked on it because it causes laser like focus and attention. Concerta (methylphenidate) is a medicament stimulant in the same category as Ritalin Concerta addiction can be developed by those who use the drug recreationally - without prescription - and those who take more than their prescribed dosage. Professional treatment can significantly assist someone trying to beat a Concerta addiction. Contact us on 0800 772 3971 and we will help you break the Concerta addiction.
The chemical composition of Concerta is almost the same as that of Cocaine and amphetamine making it very addictive.
Once addicted, any attempt to stop takes a toil of the person physically. Other Signs Of Concerted Action Include
- Requiring more of the drug to get the effect once achieved by smaller portions of the drug.
- Developing a strong urge for the use of Concerta.
- Doing whatever needs to be done, illegal or not, to get the drug in order to use it.
- Taking Concerta, not minding if it's affecting the loved ones or affecting normal obligations.
When breaking the addiction, one should do it under a doctor's supervision. A medical practitioner can establish a tapering program for the user where the medication dosage would be continually lessened. Withdrawal symptoms can also be managed and alleviated with the help of a clinician.
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What Is Concerta
Depending on the potency of the cylindrical pill, Concerta can be red, grey, yellow, or white. Available in 18mg, 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 recognized as Schedule II regulated excitant. Concerta is mainly used as a stimulant medication to increase attention span and decrease hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour.
Concerta is a product name of methylphenidate medication. Methylphenidate has other brand names, too, including
- Aptensio XR
- Metadate CD
- Metadate ER
- Ritalin LA
- Ritalin SR
Concerta and other stimulants are widely used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) because of their calming effect and increased focus. A therapeutic effect also happens as the amount of dopamine in the user's brain is slowly raised.
For a more powerful high some people abuse Concerta by crushing and snorting large doses of it. Intravenous use of the stimulant is also quite popular.
Effects Of Abusing Concerta
Unless specifically prescribed by a doctor, using Concerta is considered abuse. Deviating from the precise direction of drug use is also 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.
Why people abuse Concerta
- Because it increases focus, people abuse it to increase academic performance.
- Students in college regularly indulge in the abuse of stimulants has study aids.
- Lose weight - Stimulants suppresses hunger, so people misuse Concerta so as to shed weight.
- Getting a high - Concerta can activate the reward system within the brain and when taken by an individual who is not a victim of ADHD it can provide a high.
- Attention and pleasure are commonly associated with increased dopamine levels within the brain.
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 signs of Concerta excessive dosage are
- Continuous pain in the head
- Increased heart rate.
- High blood pressure
- Dry mouth
Overdose of Concerta mentally presents with
- Manic-like state
- Violent feelings or behaviour
- Compulsive behaviours
Common Concerta Substance Combinations
It is familiar to observe college students using Concerta along with other drugs such as alcohol. It is dangerous to combine Concerta with alcohol.
As a stimulant, Concerta can countermand the depressant effects of alcohol. 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. The combination can increase the risks of alcohol poisoning, to levels of fatality.
From mixing Concerta with alcohol, negative side effects like nausea, headaches and dizziness can appear. The user can also experience produce and impaired concentration.