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Ritalin Treatment & Detox by States

Ritalin Detox Centers In the United States

Ritalin is a stimulant, working much the same way as speed or amphetamines on the body and brain chemistry.

There have been so many problems reported with Ritalin use that it is surprising that it is still on the market, especially for children's usage.

Did you know this about Ritalin?

Ritalin is a central nervous system Definition of the word stimulant, and is used in the treatment of some mental disorders. The American Association of Poison Control Centers reported over 8000 dangerous ingestions of this drug, and it has been linked in many cases of abuse, as the drug can be crushed, snorted, and or injected.

Withdrawal from Ritalin is particularly dangerous. The most troublesome withdrawal symptoms are:


There are many other withdrawal symptoms such as

  • nausea
  • pain at the stomach
  • restlessness
  • irritableness
  • fatigue

Never abruptly stop taking Ritalin or any prescription drugs. Seek the help of a medically supervised drug detox.

Can Ritalin become addictive?

Yes, this drug can become very addictive, nicknamed “kiddie cocaine”; this drug is a stimulant and does change the brain chemistry. Many children are prescribed this dangerous drug, and many teens become addicted to this drug.

How long does Ritalin stay in your system?

The average time for Ritalin to stay in your body is about 1 to 2 days. It can be detected in urine by a urine test for up to 2 days at maximum after the time of ingestion. However, the detection time can vary depending on your metabolic rate.