Ritalin (generic name methylphenidate) is a central nervous system stimulant that is prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and various sleep disorders. However, Ritalin is frequently abused recreationally for its stimulating effects and has a high potential for chemical dependency. At Passages Malibu, we apply our revolutionary philosophy and cutting-edge treatment methods to put an end to Ritalin abuse permanently.
If you or a loved one is struggling with Ritalin or other substances and would like to stop using drugs, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately. As a part of the exclusive Passages Malibu rehab group, you will never be labeled or treated as the generic “addict.” Instead, we will seek to treat your Ritalin addiction on an individual basis, taking into consideration your personal history, career pressures, relationship issues, and body chemistry. We have caring, dedicated professionals ready to take your call and walk you through our substance abuse treatment programs and explain how we can help you quit using Ritalin. Your opportunity to stop using drugs and finally end the vicious cycle of Ritalin abuse is waiting- call now.
The abuse of Ritalin results in physical effects comparable to other stimulants such as cocaine or methamphetamines. Common side effects of Ritalin abuse are irregular heart rhythms, rapid heart rate, extreme anxiety, agitation, aggression, tremors, depression, and painful withdrawals. When ingested in combination with other drugs or during alcohol binges, Ritalin can cause erratic behavior and suicidal ideations. Many people who are not prescribed Ritalin begin using it to stay awake or lose weight, as it is commonly abused by college students and individuals suffering from eating disorders.
If you or someone you care about is struggling with Ritalin abuse, the time to act is now. Call us right away to learn more about our Ritalin detox options, treatment programs, and more.