How to Party without Ritalin

How to Party without Ritalin

One of the surest signs of psychological addiction to Ritalin is the belief that the only way to have a good time is by using the drug. For people who do not suffer from ADHD, Ritalin causes a rush of euphoria, significantly elevated mood, increased energy and little need for rest or sleep. The recreational use of Ritalin intensifies the party experience and chemically changes the way the brain perceives emotional things such as fun, excitement and self-esteem. Users forget how to have a good time without drugs and as their tolerance grows they need larger and more frequent doses just to feel normal, let alone ecstatic.

If left untreated, Ritalin addiction can lead to permanent brain damage, cardiovascular illness and debilitating depression. The party ends, one way or another.

Life without Ritalin

The brain manages critical psychological functions through a fragile but powerful system of chemical signals and responses in the central nervous system. Ritalin abuse overwhelms this system, causing a massive amount of the naturally occurring “feel good” chemical dopamine to wash through those chemical receptors. The brain recognizes relief that Ritalin provides for the following underlying emotional issues:

  • Sleepiness or lethargy
  • Boredom
  • Lack of confidence
  • Depression
  • Lack of optimism or other positive moods
  • Lack of self-control
  • Memory formation and recall

Once the brain feels the relief offered by Ritalin it will insist that it continues and will use its considerable emotional power to override any rational choices to quit. Neural pathways are chemically re-wired to drive the continued abuse of the drug in a way that is more powerful than rational thought. This is why the Ritalin addict can barely imagine having fun at a party without the drug.

Successful Ritalin Addiction Treatment

Ritalin addiction treatment requires a comprehensive plan to address the physical and psychological elements of the disease. This usually involves a combination of counseling, education and motivation. While there are outpatient Ritalin recovery programs available, some of the most successful treatment plans happen through inpatient, residential programs. There is something very powerful about immersive therapy and about being removed from the normal temptations and stressors of daily life.

Call for Ritalin Addiction Help Right Now

If you are a Ritalin addict, or if you are concerned about the drug use of a friend or loved one, please call our toll-free helpline right now. Regardless of the day or time, our admissions coordinators are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you have about Ritalin rehab. Millions of recovering addicts have found countless ways to “party” without drugs. Don’t listen to the voice of addiction telling you that your fun days are behind you if you quit taking those pills. It’s a lie. Life is ultimately much more exciting and satisfying when you are free of the chains of addiction.

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