Recovery

How to achieve and maintain recovery from Ritalin addiction.

The Unique Challenges of Young Adults in Recovery

The Unique Challenges of Young Adults in Recovery

The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that drug use is highest among people in their late teens and twenties. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, over 21 percent of adults aged 18-25 used illicit drugs in 2013; among those young adults, nearly five percent used prescription drugs non-medically. According to MIT’s Center for Work, Family and...

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How Each Person’s Recovery from Ritalin Is Unique

How Each Person’s Recovery from Ritalin Is Unique

Ritalin, a brand name formulation of methylphenidate, is a central nervous system stimulant that doctors often prescribe to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) notes that Ritalin increases dopamine, a chemical associated with brain reward and memory. Extended or excessive Ritalin use can produce an addiction even when prescribed for...

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It’s Never Too Late in Life to Achieve Recovery from Ritalin

It’s Never Too Late in Life to Achieve Recovery from Ritalin

Whether Ritalin was originally intended to treat you medicinally, or whether it was originally used recreationally, it can still take hold of you just as easily. Many struggle to kick this addiction, as it is one that causes both dependence and addiction. Ritalin, also known by the name of its primary constituent, methylphenidate, is a central nervous system stimulant. It increases the levels of...

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How Helping Others Can Boost Your Recovery from Ritalin

How Helping Others Can Boost Your Recovery from Ritalin

If you help other people overcome addiction, then it can boost your efforts and help you feel more confident in recovery. In fact, helping others can help you feel better about yourself, and it is vital that recovering addicts focus on more than their personal problems. How Helping Others Boosts Your Recovery Helping others requires selflessness, compassion and commitment, so assisting someone...

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What Does Personal Healing from Ritalin Addiction Look Like?

What Does Personal Healing from Ritalin Addiction Look Like?

Each individual’s healing process is unique, as is the reasoning behind abusing Ritalin. For some, a traumatic event may have sparked their addiction while another’s curiosity may have sparked their use.  No matter the reason behind the addiction, the healing process can, and often does, take time. What Does This Process Look Like? Addiction takes a toll on one’s body both physically and...

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Does Acupuncture Really Help You Recover from Addiction?

Does Acupuncture Really Help You Recover from Addiction?

While most people have heard of acupuncture, few of them understand what it entails and the varying conditions that it works for. It has been practiced in Eastern countries for thousands of years, and it is one of the oldest forms of oriental medicine. Using acupuncture to treat substance addiction is becoming more and more common: while there is limited clinical data on how acupuncture affects...

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The Risk of Relapsing on Ritalin after Recovery from a Severe Addiction

The Risk of Relapsing on Ritalin after Recovery from a Severe Addiction

Many recovering addicts experience relapse, as it is common in recovery. While some people relapse by abusing their drug of choice, other people relapse by abusing a different substance that may lead them back to the drug they initially abused. Ritalin is one such drug people abuse after getting clean from addiction, but this kind of drug abuse can lead to a full blown relapse. What Is...

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The Importance of Healthy Friendships in Maintaining Ritalin Addiction Recovery

The Importance of Healthy Friendships in Maintaining Ritalin Addiction Recovery

Addiction recovery is a very delicate time in a person’s life. It is often filled with reminders and triggers that could potentially compromise that person’s ability to maintain sobriety. Unfortunately, those triggers often come in the unsuspecting form of friendships. When a person is in recovery, it is essential that he or she establishes friendships that are healthy and lead to success....

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Do Support Groups Really Aid Ritalin Addiction Recovery?

Do Support Groups Really Aid Ritalin Addiction Recovery?

Ritalin is a central nervous system stimulant used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Ritalin works on chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced, especially in the area of hyperactivity and impulse control. Although Ritalin is a stimulant, it helps those who suffer from ADHD focus for longer periods of time. Ritalin is highly habit forming. Those who...

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Am I Too Old for Ritalin Addiction Recovery?

Am I Too Old for Ritalin Addiction Recovery?

Ritalin is a commonly prescribed medication. Many children and adults are exposed to the risk of dependence, withdrawal, overdose, addiction, and death when the drug is misused or abuse. Ritalin addiction is a serious illness and not a moral issue that can be overcome by willpower alone. Ritalin addiction should be treated professionally, and treatment is just as effective for children and young...

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