Compassionate and Effective Treatment for Ritalin Abuse
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Ritalin is one of the most commonly abused prescription drugs for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It is an incredibly powerful stimulant that is similar in both chemical structure and effect as crystal meth. Ritalin abuse has become widespread, affecting people from nearly every walk of life completely without warning. The discussion of the crisis of prescription medication abuse often does not include Ritalin, focusing more on the dangers of benzodiazepines or opioids. For the millions of people struggling with Ritalin addiction, this causes us to feel overlooked or that our problem is somehow not as serious. RU Encore understands just how serious addiction is in all of its forms and is here to help.
Signs and Symptoms of Ritalin Abuse
The Important Facts about Ritalin Abuse
Ritalin is the brand name for Methylphenidate. First synthesized in 1944, this drug quickly became recognized for its powerful stimulus effect and was used as in a number of capacities, including performance enhancement, memory enhancement, depression, and more. Extended Ritalin abuse takes a massive toll on us leaving obvious signs that there is a problem, including:
- Regularly “Crashing” or Low Energy
- Unpredictable Mood Swings
- Dilated Pupils
- Stomach Cramping
- Increasingly Using More of the Drug
If you or a loved one are experiencing these or any other symptoms, please contact your physician immediately and start getting the help you need.