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 dopamine in the brain, a neurotransmitter important for signaling processes in neurological circuits of motivation and reward. What this means is that it can be very addictive, and that stopping cold turkey can bring about even bigger problems, such as severe depression, suicidal tendencies and other uncomfortable effects. While this makes recovery hard, it does not prevent it entirely. The most important part of tackling a Ritalin addiction is finding a reasonable recovery plan, something that can be devised by you and your doctor together.

There is a Way Forward, With the Right Support

No matter how long you have been addicted to Ritalin, there is always a way forward on your path of recovery. In addition to treating symptoms associated with the physical dependency to Ritalin, the psychological and psychosocial effects have to be realized and counteracted. An integrated approach to Ritalin addiction recovery, where the patient is simultaneously treated for the physical withdrawal symptoms, as well as the underlying behavioral causes that contributed to the addiction, and the emergent behavioral effects that arise out of the addiction itself is recommended.

There is always time to recover. No matter how long the addiction has taken hold of you, and no matter how hard you think it might be to face this problem, a comprehensive, well-thought-out and integrated approach to treating the addiction is enough to give you a fighting chance.

This is where a good support system is essential. Those who have suffered from Ritalin addiction for long periods of time may have independently tried to stop taking the drug to no avail. This is not a sign that it is too hard to achieve or that it is not possible. Rather, this is a sign that you are ready to admit you have a problem that needs to be resolved, and that to properly achieve this you need support.

After finding the proper support and recovery program, your journey to a life without Ritalin can begin. It is important to realize that no matter the circumstances, there is always a way back. To give up is to throw away your opportunity for recovery, something that is both unnecessary and makes life more difficult in the process. If you give up based on the idea that it is too late or too difficult, you may be making excuses. Don’t fall for your addiction’s tricks.

It’s Never too Late to Ask for Advice

If Ritalin or stimulant abuse has impacted your life, please don’t hesitate to seek out the support you need. To do this, please feel encouraged to call us, any time of day or night, on our toll free helpline.