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Concerta Withdrawal



Concerta Withdrawal Symptoms

Concerta is a prescription medication that is usually used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. The medication impacts the brain's reward systems, which means an addiction to this medication can develop quickly. After becoming dependent, a person will experience withdrawal symptoms from Concerta if they stop taking the drug. The symptoms experienced will vary based on the severity and history of the Concerta addiction. The common symptoms are:

  • Nightmares
  • Panic attacks
  • Psychosis
  • Foggy thinking
  • Decreased heart rate
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Manic states
  • Depression and suicidal ideation

These symptoms usually begin in the first 24 hours after stopping use. This is the time when a person can expect headaches, fatigue, and mood swings. The symptoms peak over the next two to four days and gradually subside in the following two weeks. Withdrawal from Concerta is much less intense when a person tapers off the medication instead of quitting abruptly.

Withdrawal From Concerta at a Rehab

There are many benefits to going through a withdrawal from Concerta in a medically supervised setting. This detoxification process is the first stage in addiction recovery. At a rehab center, a person has access to therapies to address psychological dependence as well as the medical access to the taper-off method. At a rehab facility, a client will be more comfortable and much safer from complications that might arise from Concerta withdrawal symptoms. Concerta is taken to increase concentration and considered to be a "study drug," so a treatment plan may include learning new study habits. Counseling is an important part of treatment. Cognitive behavioral therapy in particular can help change a person's response to previous triggers that motivated Concerta use. The length of the rehab stay will vary depending on how severe the addiction is.

Find a Rehab for Concerta Addiction

Choosing the right addiction counseling program greatly increases an individual's odds of long-term success in addiction recovery. Why manage the withdrawal symptoms from Concerta alone when you can have the help and support of a professional and compassionate staff? BetterAddictionCare wants to welcome you to our family and help you find the addiction recovery treatment center that is right for you. We will work with you to discover your needs, history, and insurance specifications. From there, we will create an individualized plan for success including a pre-screening and aftercare treatment. Call today or fill out our contact form to start healing with BetterAddictionCare.


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