is a central nervous system stimulant, similar to amphetamines in the nature
and duration of its effects. It is believed that it works by activating the
brain stem arousal system and cortex. Pharmacologically, it works on the neurotransmitter
dopamine, and in that respect resembles the stimulant characteristics of cocaine.
When taken in accordance with usual prescription instructions, it would be classified
as having mild to moderate stimulant properties, but when snorted or injected
it has a strong stimulant effect.
Ritalin is an addictive drug and mimics the action of chemicals your brain
produces to send messages of pleasure to your brain's reward center. Ritalin
produces an artificial feeling of pleasure. Ritalin produces its pleasurable
effects by chemically acting like certain normal brain messenger chemicals,
which produce positive feelings in response to signals from the brain.
The result is an addiction to Ritalin because the individual can depend on
the immediate, fast, predictable high Ritalin provides. At the same time, Ritalin
short circuits interests in and the motivation to make life's normal rewards
work. More and more confidence is placed on Ritalin while other survival feelings
are ignored and bypassed. Ritalin Withdrawal varies in severity and
length. The withdrawal from Ritalin addiction depends on the amount and duration
of time an the individual was addicted to Ritalin.
symptoms include but are not limited to:
- agitation, insomnia
- abdominal cramps
- severe emotional