Financial Loss and Ritalin Addiction

Financial Loss and Ritalin Addiction

Financial loss is a startling reality in current times. The American economy is slowly recovering from recession, but many people still struggle with their financial problems. Some people have lost great amounts of money in the stock market or their retirement plans, and others have lost their jobs in a sluggish economy and must deal with the terrible consequences. Still others lose money in mortgages that are worth more than their homes. Dealing with financial loss can difficult to overcome, and some people cope by abusing drugs like Ritalin. If you or a loved one struggles with Ritalin addiction and financial problems at the same time, then seek professional help to deal with both issues and to recover safely.

How Financial Problems Lead to Ritalin Abuse

Ritalin is a common drug that mainly treats attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It works by stimulating dopamine, a chemical in the brain that increases attention and focus. Ritalin is also prescribed for narcolepsy, a condition that causes excessive sleepiness and daytime sleep attacks. People with ADHD or narcolepsy may misuse Ritalin because of the way it makes them feel. Because Ritalin abuse is so attractive, people who face financial loss may abuse this drug for any of the following reasons:

  • Depression—Ritalin provides a short burst of euphoria, a welcome diversion to people with depression and financial problems. Furthermore, depression sometimes causes people to feel indecisive, so the mental clarity from Ritalin abuse may appeal to such people.
  • Fatigue—Ritalin increases people’s energy, so if someone wants to work longer hours to recover from financial loss, then Ritalin may seem like a plausible solution
  • To get high—Ritalin can get users high, another welcome diversion from the problems that accompany financial loss

While these reasons may seem like legitimate reasons to abuse Ritalin, you can find other, healthier ways to deal with your loss. Drug addiction will only add to your financial worries, so this dangerous habit can lead to terrible results. Seek professional help as soon as possible to address not only Ritalin abuse, but also any roots it may have in financial issues.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Ritalin Addiction and Financial Problems

If you or a loved one struggles with Ritalin addiction and financial problems, we can help. Call our toll-free, 24 hour helpline right now to begin recovery from both issues at the same time. Our admissions coordinators will talk with you about the best treatment options for your unique needs, and they will even help you find ways to pay for that treatment. Financial loss is horrible, so do not make that problem worse by abusing Ritalin. Call us today and start on the road to recovery.