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Created On Tuesday, 28, February 2017
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Dexedrine & Ritalin Detoxification and Rehabilitation Centers in Hawaii

Dexedrine a brand-name for a central nervous system stimulant that is prescribed to treat problems such as ADHD or narcolepsy. Central nervous system stimulants such as Dexedrine are Schedule II drugs, which means they have a high potential for addiction and abuse. The average person who takes these medications will not necessarily become addicted to them, but rather physically and psychologically dependent to some degree. It is only when the drug is misused or taken more than required when an addiction may form. Prescription drug problems in Hawaii do involve drugs like Dexedrine, and addicts tend to use this along with illegal street drugs or alcohol. The proper drug and alcohol treatment can be gotten within the state, and there are different inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities located across the state to help. Typically, the treatment process will begin with a detox period, and after that the patient will then transfer to an outpatient or inpatient rehabilitation center. Any type of prescription drug addiction, whether it is to Ritalin or other drugs should ensure the underlying problems are addressed. Ritalin is a central nervous system stimulant and is the brand name for methylphenidate, which is a Schedule II drug under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Ritalin addiction and abuse can become a serious problem, and in fact; young people such as children, teens, and college students are at risk of abusing Ritalin. The effects of Ritalin are very similar to amphetamines and cocaine, and this is what makes it appealing for recreational abuse. Unfortunately, Ritalin is the most commonly prescribed drug to treat ADHD and ADD within the United States, and if it is not taken as directed, there is a high risk for abuse. Drug treatment centers within the state of Hawaii will help addicts and their families through any type of prescription-drug problem. Treatment resources throughout the state include inpatient and outpatient centers, and the necessary detox programs.

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What are the Ritalin addiction warning signs?

Ritalin addiction results from abusing the drug. It has emotional, physical, behavioral, social, and interpersonal side effects. Addiction warning signs include:

  • Depression
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Stomach pain
  • Impaired vision
  • Insomnia
  • Heavy sweating
  • Agitation
  • Pupil dilation

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Marcel Gemme, DATS - Author

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.