Ritalin is an increasingly popular drug among young and old alike. This stimulant drug gives users a temporary energetic “high” that can last for hours. Unfortunately Ritalin use can also lead to the following:

  • Dependence
  • Increased heart rate
  • Behavior changes
  • Addiction
  • Serious health problems

No one plans to become dependent on Ritalin, but Ritalin and other stimulant drugs are creating increasing numbers of addictions every year. Foundations Recovery Network offers counseling, treatment and Dual Diagnosis care from treatment professionals who understand and specialize in stimulant addiction treatment. You and your family can benefit from our integrated treatment programs that offer the following:

  • Specialized treatment plans
  • Medically supervised detox services
  • Dual Diagnosis treatment for both addiction and mental health concerns
  • Family outreach, family counseling, couples counseling and family weekends
  • Luxury surroundings, comfortable amenities and freshly prepared organic meals

The Ritalin and Cocaine Connection

There is a connection between Ritalin and cocaine. Both Ritalin and cocaine are stimulant drugs, and they both increase dopamine levels in your brain to create a sharp sense of stimulation. Ritalin can make a person act very much like a cocaine user. People who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder do not experience this effect, because their brain structure can function more clearly with a regulated dose of Ritalin. The rest of us can experience severe effects from Ritalin abuse.

Ritalin is easily available, especially for young people. Many people are fooled into thinking Ritalin is safe, because it is a prescription medication. This is not the case. Ritalin can be just as dangerous and addictive as street drugs if used inappropriately. To further complicate matters some people use Ritalin and cocaine interchangeably. When Ritalin is not available, a person may turn to cocaine. If cocaine is out of reach, a person may try to wean him or herself off of cocaine by abusing Ritalin. Cocaine and Ritalin can interact in a dangerous cycle of abuse. Ritalin can lead to a serious dependence, and the safest way to overcome this addiction for good is through a medically supervised detox and integrated treatment plan. Please call us today to find out how we can help you or a person you care about end Ritalin dependence and addiction.

Integrated Treatment for Ritalin Dependence and Addiction

You can be fully free from Ritalin and other drugs for good. If you seek a lasting recovery, learn more about integrated treatment. Foundation Recovery Network’s integrated treatment programs combine research-based treatment methods for both substance abuse and mental health recovery. By treating the underlying issues behind addiction along with the emotional strains addiction brought into your life, you stand a better chance to overcome temptation and avoid relapse in the long-run.

Call to End Ritalin Dependence and Addiction

Please call our toll-free helpline at (888) 898-0248 to learn about our licensed treatment facilities and treatment methods. We are here to help 24 hours a day, and all calls are confidential. Learn more about your options and how you or a loved one can end the cycle of Ritalin addiction. Call now.