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

It is estimated that roughly over 5 million Americans used prescription central nervous system stimulants such as Dexedrine in 2018 alone. The recreational abuse of drugs such as Dexedrine has always been an ongoing problem within the United States. Drug and alcohol treatment programs and detox centers regularly treat patients who are addicted to Dexedrine and other similar drugs. It is very common for addicts to mix Dexedrine with other drugs or alcohol to intensify the effects. Dexedrine is commonly prescribed to treat ADHD and narcolepsy, and should only be taken as directed by healthcare professionals. The prolonged use of Dexedrine will lead to dependency problems, that may cause an addiction. Within the state of Kentucky are many different outpatient and inpatient treatment centers and programs, along with detox facilities to help addicts and their families. Regardless of the type of addiction, it is important to find the proper program and receive the correct help. The recreational use of Ritalin is often done with other drugs to intensify the effects, and Ritalin can be snorted, inhaled, or even injected when it is abused. Ritalin is a brand name for methylphenidate and is commonly prescribed within the United States to treat ADHD and ADD. In fact, the United States consumes roughly 80% of the world's methylphenidate. Addiction to Ritalin can happen with a prescription, and this can be because of excessive use or prolonged use with the drug. Ritalin addiction can become problematic, and the people who abuse the drug are often doing so with other substances. Drug treatment and rehabilitation centers within the state of Kentucky will offer help for anyone struggling with a prescription-drug problem. This will include residential and outpatient treatment, and the necessary conventional detox to assist with withdrawal symptoms.

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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.

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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.