Getting Help for Ritalin Addiction

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Will Ritalin help me get better grades?

Many students abuse Ritalin for help in studying—some studies estimate that 50 to 60 percent of college juniors and seniors use Ritalin to help them focus during late-night study sessions. The US Air Force has even experimented with using Ritalin to help pilots stay awake during long missions. But all this may have you wondering: Does using Ritalin to study really work? There have not been any studies conducted about the effect of Ritalin use on the grades of students who do not have Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), because using Ritalin without a prescription, buying it, or selling it is illegal in the United States.

Is Ritalin addictive?

On this, the evidence is clear: Ritalin is a highly addictive drug. Ritalin is an amphetamine, so its chemicals are very similar to those in other stimulants such as, to name one very famous example, crystal meth. In fact, the long-term effects of Ritalin abuse on the body are similar to crystal meth: the high makes you feel like you can conquer the world (or just that pile of books in front of you), but once you’re addicted, Ritalin can badly damage your liver and your heart.

Is it possible to quit Ritalin easily?

Not once you’re hooked. Withdrawal from Ritalin addiction is almost as bad as withdrawal from cocaine or meth. Yet students who would never even consider using meth or coke pop Ritalin pills like it’s no big deal. Unfortunately, when the long-term effects of addiction begin to show, those students’ grades do slip—and suddenly nothing else matters excepting getting high and getting another Ritalin fix. So, you ask: Am I addicted to Ritalin? If you’ve been using it regularly and are having trouble stopping, you may be addicted to Ritalin. If so, don’t try to quit cold turkey—Ritalin withdrawal is painful and best done under medical supervisions.

So where is the best Ritalin rehab?

It’s Archstone Recovery Center of the Palm Beaches, located in sunny Lantana, Florida, convenient to Palm Beach International Airport. Students from New York (NY), New Jersey (NJ), Washington, DC, Philadelphia (PA), Baltimore (MD), New England, and all over the United States travel to Archstone Recovery’s state-of-the-art drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility for help breaking their addiction to Ritalin. Archstone Recovery’s holistic approach and caring counselors will give you the tools you need to rebuild your life without Ritalin—and that’s what will really improve your grades. If you’re ready to get help quitting Ritalin, contact Archstone Recovery today.