How to Further Your Recovery from Ritalin

During your treatment you may have learned that Ritalin is classified as schedule II narcotic in the Controlled Substances Act; you may also have learned that this category of drugs has the highest abuse potential and addiction profile. You can probably recall the stimulating effects that the drug had on you, which was probably the benefit that you were trying to receive when you first starting abusing Ritalin.

After Treatment for Ritalin Abuse

As frightening as it can be to enter treatment, many addicts find it equally as frightening to leave. While in treatment, you probably received constant support to encourage your recovery; you had a schedule of healthy and productive things to do to occupy your time; and you were in an environment free from drugs. Now, you may be returning to your everyday life without a safety net, and that can be scary. However, there are several things that you can do to maintain your recovery.

Since your time is no longer focused on acquiring drugs, you have extra time to pursue other interests. You may choose to go back to school, start a new hobby, read some books, or volunteer with non-profit organizations. You may have returned to work, which gives you money that you allocated to Ritalin. Now you can use this money for more worthwhile efforts.

Tips for Avoiding Ritalin Relapse

One of the most important things you can do after treatment for Ritalin addiction is to attend support group meetings that bridge your treatment and your everyday life. Having daily contact with addiction treatment support is going to help ensure that you do not relapse. There are many temptations to relapse especially now that you have more time and money than you previously had, so it is important to stay focused.

You may also want to develop an relationship with a sponsor. Many recovering addicts find that the temptations to return to drug use occur late at night or during periods of time when a person is bored, tired, frustrated, or feeling alone. A sponsor understands these temptations and is committed to helping you work through them and stay in recovery.

Many recovering addicts find it beneficial to keep a calendar and journal after treatment. By scheduling their time efficiently, addicts are able to ensure that they do not over-commit and become overwhelmed with everyday life. They also identify times in their schedule that are free from obligations and can look to fill these time slots with healthy and enjoyable activities. By keeping a journal, the recovering addict is able to express his thoughts and feelings on an ongoing basis so as to not let things get bottled up.

Help for Ritalin Addiction Recovery

Call us to ask questions about Ritalin recovery. To be assured of confidentiality as well as to receive answers to any questions you might have, call our toll-free helpline any time: we are available 24 hours a day. We want to help you continue your recovery from Ritalin addiction and can provide you with resources. We are here to help.