Concerta is a prescription stimulant that can become highly addictive

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A person can be considered addicted to Concerta if they use it for recreational purposes even though they lack a doctor's prescription. One may also be addicted to Concerta if they find themselves taking it at higher doses than was prescribed by their doctor.

When a person is under the influence of Concerta they will suffer from withdrawal symptoms which can include paranoia, depression, and tiredness. In addition, requiring higher doses over time to feel the effect, feeling overpowering urges to use Concerta, desperately seeking new ways to obtain it, and continuing to use Concerta even after it has caused problems with one's personal relationships are all symptoms of addiction. If you are addicted to Concerta then you are advised to seek medical attention immediately.

Concerta usually comes in pill form and these pills can be multiple colors: gray, yellow, red, or white. The color is an indicator of the drugs potency. Concerta commonly comes in doses of 18mg up to 54 mg. Concerta is the brand name for the chemical known as methylphenidate. Methylphenidate comes under the brand names Ritalin, Metadate, and Aptensio as well. Originally Concerta was developed to be a medication for increasing attention span and decreasing associated impulsive behaviors.

Under proper medical supervision, Concerta can result in such benefits as feelings of calm and focus, an increase in dopamine levels, and a pleasant therapeutic effect. When used properly it can also improve academic performance through its ability to increase concentration, focus, alertness, and energy levels. Concerta abuse amongst college students sometimes begins with taking it as a study aid. Some people also begin taking Concerta for weight loss because it can function as an appetite suppressant. It also reliably produces a sensation of being high when taken in excess or by someone who is not being treated for disorders such as ADHD. The increase in dopamine in the brain has an association with feelings of pleasure and attention.

Be wary of overdosing on Concerta it can result in vomiting, twitching, headaches, convulsions, dry mouth, and heart problems. Additionally, psychological problems like aggression, paranoia, delusions, hallucinations, compulsive behavior, disorientation, and aggression can result. 1 in 3 college students have abused Concerta and 6.4 million children have had Concerta recommended to them as a result of ADHD.

If you or someone you know is addicted to Concerta then please seek out treatment. There are programs specially designed to help victims of Concerta addiction. Don’t delay, call now + (866) 518-4301
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