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Ritalin Addiction in Parents: Call Archstone Recovery for Help Today

As a growing number of children continue to be diagnosed with (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), millions of children and teens are being prescribed Ritalin. Ritalin is a prescription stimulant that affects the brain’s dopamine and norepinephrine functions, which is an effective treatment for ADD and ADHD. Many people also use it illegally to help them focus and as a general stimulant. While Ritalin abuse is extremely popular among college students, many people don’t realize that another group is also at risk for Ritalin addiction: parents.

In fact, many parents, stressed by the pressures of work and parenthood, abuse Ritalin. A common ingestion method is to crush up the pill and snort it. Ritalin, as an amphetamine, is closely chemically related to methamphetamine: crystal meth, the worst epidemic drug in the country. Taken without a prescription and in unregulated doses, it can be just about as dangerous. The high it produces is similar to that of cocaine, with its manic feelings and “top of the world” sensation of euphoria. Its health effects, too, are similar, including heart palpitations, anxiety, irritability, and more rarely, liver damage. Withdrawal symptoms are similar to both meth and coke, with extremely difficult withdrawal that can include psychosis.

If you’re abusing Ritalin, you need to stop, for your sake and for your children’s sake. Your kids deserve a parent who’s fully present—and if you get caught, your children may be removed by a child welfare agency. If you can’t stop, it’s time to get help. Archstone Recovery of the Palm Beaches is here for you with a full complement of top-rated drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. Whether you’re looking for inpatient or outpatient treatment, Archstone Recovery can help. Our doctors and therapists use the proven twelve-step approach combined with spiritual and psychological help to treat the whole person, not just the addiction. If you are a resident of, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia, or any other state, call us today to begin your recovery. Archstone Recovery can help you begin to changing your life.

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