Making the Decision to Quit Ritalin

Ritalin is related to the amphetamine group of drugs and is a psycho-stimulator that is prescribed to control attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Other brand names include the following medicines:

  • Concerta
  • Metadate
  • Methylin

Used recreationally, Ritalin is snorted or injected for an instantaneous rush, or high. An addiction to the drug will result in the following symptoms:

  • Nervousness
  • Shaking and twitching
  • Hallucinations
  • Obsessive suspicions
  • Delusions

An overdose of Ritalin can have the following effects:

  • Disorientation
  • Fever
  • Excessive feelings of panic
  • Disruptive heart rate
  • Nausea and vomiting

Why Quit Ritalin?

The following are a few of many reasons to end your Ritalin addiction:

  • Quitting Ritalin will save you money
  • Quitting Ritalin will keep you from engaging in illegal activities to obtain the drug
  • Quitting Ritalin is good for your physical health
  • Quitting Ritalin will make for healthy relationships with family and friends
  • Quitting Ritalin can keep you from advancing to and abusing other drugs and alcohol
  • Ritalin can cause a stroke or heart a attack, especially if you have a heart condition or heart defect

As with most addictions, withdrawal from a Ritalin addiction will involve unpleasant physical symptoms.  But keep in mind that at the end of the day, you will have the following benefits:

  • Free from fear
  • Free of the financial burden
  • Free from the secrecy of hiding your addiction
  • Free from feelings of being trapped by Ritalin

Thousands of other former Ritalin users are now free from addiction, and you can be among them. The following are the early stages of Ritalin addiction recovery:

  • Begin now by making the decision to quit
  • Talk with loved ones and tell them about your decision
  • Get help from a rehab center or drug counselor

Outpatient centers help patients who have full-time jobs or a busy family life by holding counseling and therapy sessions in the evening. After patients attend their classes for the day, they can return home to their daily life. Inpatient centers offer more intense programs by housing the patients during both detox and rehab. During this time, an experienced medical staff supervises the patient 24 hours a day, isolating addicts completely from drugs, and offering classes to educate people avoid drugs in the future.

You Can Quit Ritalin

Regardless of how or when you started using Ritalin, you can quit today. Help is available. By calling our toll-free 24 hour helpline you can begin your journey to being Ritalin-free right now.