Who Can I Talk to about Ritalin Addiction Treatment?

Addiction robs you of your family, your financial security, your self-esteem and ultimately your life. Isolation associated with addiction can leave users feeling desperate, hopeless and alone. People addicted to Ritalin, a legal but devastating drug prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, are no different. Their lives are a rollercoaster of extreme alertness and erratic behavior followed by mood swings and crashes. There is a way to end this cycle of addiction, and recovery begins with talking to someone.

Tell Someone You Need Help with Ritalin

There are many people you can talk to about your Ritalin use. You can call close friends or family members. If you want a more confidential discussion, you can talk to spiritual leaders. Other options include counselors, therapists and rehab professionals who can help you find the recovery resources you need.

What Happens after Talking about Ritalin Addiction

When you make the decision to end Ritalin addiction and reach out for help, the first step will be detox. Whether at an inpatient treatment center or at a hospital, detox often requires 24 hour medical supervision to allow you to safely metabolize the drug out of your body. Some detox programs involve a medical protocol designed to reduce the symptoms associated with Ritalin withdrawal. Some programs offer natural detox in which the individual stops taking the drug “cold turkey” and is closely monitored by a team of medical and counseling professionals. The length of detox varies from person to person.

After detox, a comprehensive quality rehab program is essential for long-term recovery. Whether residential or outpatient, rehab addresses every aspect of your addiction to Ritalin from physical withdrawal and behavioral issues to the psychological impact of the drug. Although programs vary from facility to facility, comprehensive, quality rehab will include the following:

  • Individual and group drug counseling
  • Aftercare to help users learn how to get back to ‘real life’
  • Ongoing participation in a support group
  • Follow-up counseling options

All these components of treatment offer information and provide new, healthy solutions for living without Ritalin.

Talk about Ritalin Addiction Treatment

You can get the confidential help you need to overcome your addiction to Ritalin. Caring, compassionate and knowledgeable counselors are available through our toll-free helpline 24 hours a day. Call us and find the support you need to get on the road to recovery. When you’re ready to talk, we’re ready to listen.