Ritalin (known generically as Methylphenidate) is a central nervous system stimulant prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and various sleep disorders. At Passages Malibu, we apply our revolutionary philosophy and patient-centered treatment methods to put an end to Ritalin abuse permanently.
Ritalin addiction 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, depression, and painful withdrawals. When ingested in combination with other drugs or during alcohol binges, Ritalin can cause erratic behavior and suicidal ideations. Many individuals who are not prescribed Ritalin begin using it to stay awake or lose weight, as it is commonly abused by college students and people 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. Don’t wait! (888) 920-9391