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Ritalin Drug Rehab
What is Ritalin?
Ritalin is the Novartis trademarked name for Methylphenidate, a psychostimulant drug that is prescribed for treating certain disorders such as:
- ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
- POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome)
In addition to the above, Ritalin is oftentimes prescribed for the off-label use of certain treatment-resistant cases including:
- neural insult
- OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
Finally, Ritalin is what is known as an instant-release “racemic” mixture although there is an array of formulations and generic brand names currently in existence on the market.
Ritalin’s adverse side effects
In recent years, clinical studies have revealed that Ritalin displays some adverse side effects, especially when chronic use or abuse of the drug has been documented. The most common Ritalin side effects are insomnia and nervousness. However, the following are all side effects that a Ritalin user (or abuser) may eventually experience:
- abdominal pain
- Alopecia (body or head hair loss)
- appetite loss
- Cardiac Arrhythmia
- changes in blood pressure or pulse rate
- Diaphoresis (excess sweating)
- Dyskinesia (movement disorder)
- pupil dilation
- short-term weight loss
- stunted growth
- Xerostomia (dry mouth)
Medical scientific research has recently discovered that there are other known or suspected health risks associated with taking Ritalin including decreases in height acceleration or what people refer to as stunted growth. The harsh reality is that the statistics revealed in the Ritalin studies were part of a larger and related medical research project regarding anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, or stimulants. Sadly, those statistics show that 1.5% of all children from 2 to 4 years of age were being exposed (prescribed) these types of drugs.
Is Ritalin addictive?
In February of 2009, research studies conducted on Ritalin and similar brand-trademarked names for methylphenidates may result in changes or damages to the brain that are similar in nature to what is experienced with cocaine abuse and addiction. Despite the fact that these research findings came from testing the drug on lab rats, there was a great deal of speculation that the results would be the same with humans and that the drug is potentially addictive as well as physiologically and psychologically damaging.
The Freedom Treatment Center is here to help you
Our addiction treatment and recovery center has Ritalin drug rehab programs that target the addicted individual’s specific treatment and recovery needs. You’ll be welcomed into a homelike environment that is less intimidating than the traditional addiction treatment and recovery center that still looks like a clinic or hospital. If you would like more information on our Ritalin drug rehab programs or if you have further questions, please contact us at the toll-free phone number listed at the top of the page.
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