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Ritalin Addiction and Treatment

What is Ritalin? Ritalin is a central nervous system stimulant drug. Similar to other psychostimulants, methylphenidate-based medication like Ritalin results in feelings of pleasure, alertness, wakefulness, increasing body functions such as heart rate, temperature, blood pressure. Ritalin is the primary drug of choice in treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. It is also prescribed in the treatment of depression, narcolepsy, brain injury, cancer, pain, and cognitive disorders. Prescription medications for ADHD with methylphenidate as the active ingredient can be found under different brand names: Ritalina, Ritalin LA, Ritalin SR, Daytrana, Ritatine, Focalin, Concerta, Metadate, Methylin, Attenta, Rubifen, and Penid. Street…

Stimulant Addiction Treatment

What are Stimulants? Stimulants are commonly abused drugs that increase energy and attention. Stimulants make people more alert, while simultaneously raising a number of body functions like blood pressure, heart rate and breathing. Some prescription medications that treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy, anxiety and depression are also stimulants. Misuse of such medication outside a doctor’s prescription can lead to dangerous side effects such as paranoia, heart failure, physical and psychological addiction and seizures. Other effects of stimulant drugs include: Euphoria Weight Loss Performance enhancement Castle Craig’s personalised treatment programmes can help you find lifelong recovery after addiction to…

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Sedative Addiction Treatment

Sedatives, also known as sedative hypnotics or tranquilizers, work by producing effects such as reduced anxiety or sleepiness. Physical dependence and eventually addiction to sedatives can occur when these medications are taken for long periods of time, or in higher quantities than prescribed. Non Benzodiazepine Sedatives Non benzodiazepine sedatives are the most common medication prescribed to treat sleep problems–most commonly chronic insomnia. Nonbenzodiazepines interact with benzodiazepine-like receptors, but are structurally different from benzodiazepines. They bond to Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) receptors which leads to slowing down brain activity, inducing relaxation, euphoria and promoting sleep. However, Non Benzodiazepine Sedatives have a high potential…

Meth Addiction Treatment

Read about methamphetamine (crystal meth) effects, signs, health risks & withdrawal symptoms, as well as meth detox & treatment at Castle Craig rehab clinic….

Ritalin Addiction Treatment

Ritalin abuse & withdrawal is treated within our addiction rehab programme, which includes Ritalin/Concerta detox & personalised psychotherapy plan for each patient….