When used appropriately for its intended medical use, Ritalin can produce positive effects such as increasing your ability to pay attention, stay focused on an activity, and control certain behavioral problems. It’s positive effects can also help organize tasks and improve listening skills, and help individuals with narcolepsy stay alert and awake. However, when recreationally used or abused, especially over an extended period of time, the drug can cause it’s users to experience adverse effects. Ritalin is an amphetamine-like substance which causes the same type of effects on the body as other stimulant drugs such as loss of appetite, insomnia, increased heart rate. The abuse of this drug, especially in larger doses, puts you at risk for experiencing even more severe effects. For example, the stress on the heart caused by Ritalin abuse can be fatal. Aside from the adverse physical health effects, Ritalin abusers could also suffer from psychological and social effects such as broken relationships, job loss, and financial difficulties. Abuse of Ritalin can also increase your chances of developing certain cancers. None of the long term effects of Ritalin abuse will produce positive effects, however you can escape the detrimental effects by getting clean today!
Common Short and Long Term Effects of Ritalin Abuse
Whether you abuse Ritalin short term or long term, there are a series of detrimental effects you’ll experience as a result. The long term effects tend to be more severe and are typically caused by long term use. Long term abuse of Ritalin can not only lead to a myriad of adverse health complications, it can also lead to death. Some of the common short and long term effects of Ritalin abuse includes:
Nausea and vomiting
Disturbances in sleep patterns
Bizarre and violent behavior
Malnutrition and weight loss
Respiratory complications (especially if smoked)
Destruction to nose tissues caused by snorting
Increased heart rate
High blood pressure
Loss of appetite
Irreversible brain damage
The effects of Ritalin abuse have potential to ruin your entire life if you allow it to, which is why it is important to seek treatment for Ritalin abuse in its early stages.
Escape The Detrimental Effects of Ritalin Abuse
By making the brave decision to stop abusing Ritalin, you will allow yourself the opportunity to escape the detrimental effects of Ritalin abuse. Although there may be some effects which may cause irreversible damage, other facets of your life and health are still capable of being restored back to normalcy. At Harbor Village, we offer comprehensive addiction treatment services to help heal the damage caused by the effects of Ritalin abuse. We offer drug counseling services as well as family counseling as a means to help you successfully recover from the detriments of your substance abuse problem.
Don’t wait until the effects of Ritalin abuse have put you at high risk for death. Recover your life today by calling Harbor Village. Our free and confidential helpline is available 24/7!
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