What are the main effects of Ritalin (on the body and brain)? We review the postitive and negative effects of Ritalin here.
Yes, Ritalin (methylphenidate) is classified by the Drug Enfocement Administration as a Schedule II narotic. But is Ritalin a medical narcotic? More on its medical and legal classification.
Ritalin (methylphenidate) may cause sudden death, heart attack or stroke in people with heart defects or serious heart problems. More here on risks and adverse effects of Ritalin here.
Ritaline abuse = any time you take Ritalin OTHER THAN PRESCRIBED, especially for euphoric effect. Specific descriptions of Ritalin abuse here.
Yes, you can OD on Ritalin. Stimulant intoxication produces a wide array of symptoms including schizophrenic symptoms, manic-like states, psychoses, and various types of anxiety conditions. More details here.
Ritalin is used in the treatment of ADHD and is misused as a study aid or as a stimulant drug.
Find help for Ritalin addiction with your family doctor, licensed psychologist, psychiatrist, or treatment center. What can you expect? We review here.
Treating Ritalin addiction includes both physcial detox and mental/behavioral change. How to treat Ritalin addiction and the protocol for doing so here.
Signs and symptoms of Ritalin addiction include problems at school or work, physical health issues or changes in behavior. More signs of Ritalin problems and how to get help here.
The best way to withdraw from Ritalin is under medical supervision. Withdrawal takes about 3-5 days for acute symptoms to resolve, while other symptoms may persist for weeks after last use. More here on how to withdraw from Ritalin, with a section for your questions at the end.