What Does Ritalin Do to Me Long-Term? If I’m using Ritalin to get high, is that dangerous? What can Ritalin do to me in the long term? It can’t be dangerous if doctors give it to kids, right? Many people come to us with questions about Ritalin at Archstone Recovery Center. We have the answers that can help you with your struggle with Ritalin. Ritalin is a stimulant drug that actually functions similarly to cocaine. It does have beneficial properties for those suffering from ADHD and narcolepsy, among other disorders. Although Ritalin is prescribed for children, and is a legitimate treatment for actual problems, it is very dangerous for recreational use. Though Ritalin’s long-term effects on human beings are not very well understood or documented, data suggests it may be linked with drug dependence, paranoia, schizophrenia, hallucinations, anxiety, aggression, and other psychotic disorders. Though specific information is lacking, clearly Ritalin is a drug that shouldn’t be tampered with and only taken under the direction of a licensed physician. Like most beneficial drugs, illicit use is extremely dangerous. If you think you or a loved one might have a problem with Ritalin dependence or addiction, you should call now to get help. Archstone can help you understand Ritalin’s effects on your body, how addiction works, and start program to quit using it. We can help you get yourself clean through detoxification, treatment, and therapy. Archstone Recovery Center offers a variety of state-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs to meet your needs. People come from all around come to Archstone, from Florida (FL), New York (NY), New Jersey (NJ), Washington, DC, Philadelphia (PA), Baltimore (MD), New England, and more. Come spend your recovery in sunny Lantana, Florida at our beautiful facility. Call now to begin your treatment.