The effects of Ritalin withdrawal tend to vary from person to person. The longevity and severity of your withdrawal process is typically contingent upon several factors including time span of use, tolerance, for the drug, dosage, genetic makeup and the manner in which you stopped using the drug (cold turkey or slowly tapering off of the drug). Fear of withdrawing from Ritalin is typically what keeps users addicted to the drug, as the withdrawal symptoms can be very unpleasant and uncomfortable. The symptoms tend to onset within 12 to 24 hours after the last use of the drug. Many cannot stand the discomfort of the symptoms once they onset, therefore causing them to relapse. That is why it is important to seek medical attention when deciding to stop using the drug. The symptoms tend to be the most severe during the initial days following the cessation of use, however they typically subside within a few weeks with proper treatment.
Common Signs and Symptoms of Withdrawal From Ritalin
People who become dependent on Ritalin tend to have a psychological dependence therefore the withdrawal symptoms are primarily psychological such as depression, anxiety, and psychotic behaviors. Not all Ritalin users will experience the same effects, while some will experience little to no symptoms, others will experience severe discomort and perceived pain. Some of the common withdrawal symptoms from ritalin include:
Disturbed sleep patterns
Irregular heart rhythms
Although withdrawal from Ritalin is not normally life threatening, we strongly encourage you to seek medical attention when making the decision to stop using Ritalin. Not only can withdrawing from Ritalin without medical attention be dangerous, it can also be highly ineffective. It is always best to seek medical attention to ensure your safety, that you are receiving effective treatment for your withdrawal symptoms and to provide you with proper support to successfully complete detoxifying your body of the drug and its toxins.
How Long Does Ritalin Withdrawal Last?
There’s no exact duration of withdrawal from Ritalin which applies for every individual. The effects and longevity of your withdrawal is contingent upon factors such as how long you used the drug, how much you used regularly, and your genetic makeup. If you have been taking Ritalin for years and abruptly stop using the drug, your withdrawal symptoms may last longer than someone who has only been abusing the drugs for a few months.
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At Harbor Village we offer comprehensive medical inpatient detox treatment services. With the assistance of our detox services you can be assured that your withdrawal process will be virtually painless. We provide safe and effective detox treatment services and we are readily prepared to treat the symptoms you may experience during your process of withdrawal. Don’t risk the chance of experiencing severe health complications as a result of not going through detox under medical supervision. Allow Harbor Village to help you successfully detoxify your body. Call our free and confidential 24/7 helpline to get started on your path to recovery!
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