Concerta is the brand name of the stimulant methylphenidate. It is a stimulant with a high rate of abuse and addiction mainly by the students and athletes to boost the focus and the obsession.
Concerta pills are sold under different colors depending upon the potency of the stimulant. These can be red, yellow or white, gray. It is a schedule II controlled substance used for the treatment of the patient who is suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Those who use the stimulant in a recreational way or without prescription has the high chance of getting addicted toward the concerta.
When a person who abuses the concerta and tries to leave it immediately might feel withdrawal symptoms, these symptoms can be paranoia, depression, and fatigue.
Other signs of concerta addiction are:
• Experiencing strong cravings for concerta
• Using high doses to get the desired effect
• Trying to achieve it by legally or illegally
• Using it even if it affects your relationships with others
• Using it by recreational ways like Crushing and snorting it
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Some of the common street names of kibbles &bits, pineapple, kiddy cocaine, kiddie coke, skittles, and smarties. A person who is addicted to the concert should try to quit it by getting help from the rehabilitation center. This is because they can provide you with the proper procedure to leave it and will monitor your symptoms. This way, you do not have to suffer from the withdrawal symptoms.
Effects and Abuse
A person who is using Concerts will for tolerance toward it and may start abusing it. People who are using the stimulant without a prescription or when the prescribed time is over can be considered as the abuse. There can be various reasons people abuse stimulant. They can be:
• Improve academic performance
College students usually abuse concertato to increase the focus. They do this to deal with the pressure they face during the study.
• Weight loss
Concerta also affects the appetite of the abuser. The person who is abusing it will not feel the need to eat for an extended period.
• Get high
Concerta being a potent drug, and affecting the brain makes the abuser to use it to get high.
Taking the potent drug-like concerta can affect the abuser physically and psychologically. Some of the physical signs of concerta addiction are:
• A headache
• Increased blood pressure
• Increased heart rate
• Dry mouth
• Sinus arrhythmia
Psychological symptoms are:
• Compulsive behavior
• Maniac-like state
When a person abuses the concerta eventually gets adaptive towards it and starts having no effect of consuming it. This motivates them to mix it with other drugs and substance to get the better or desired results.
Concerta is usually mixed with alcohol or the other way around. Combining these two can be very dangerous as alcohol is a depressant, whereas the concert cancels its adverse effects. This can lead to an excessive amount of alcohol consumption. Combining concert and alcohol can increase the adverse effects of Concerta like headaches, nausea, and dizziness.\
Overcoming from the potent drug-like concerta can be difficult but not impossible. If you or your loved one is suffering from this problem, then you should enroll for the treatment quickly. As the addiction do ruin a life.
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