Concerta Withdrawal Symptoms

Concerta Withdrawal Symptoms

Concerta withdrawal symptoms, if you listen to the pharma ads, occur very rarely, are pretty mild and don't last long if they do present.


Concerta is one of the stimulant drugs which were first prescribed to children and later to adults diagnosed with "ADHD."  To fully understand the difficulties that this class of drugs causes, especially over the long term, one should research side effects and how the drugs disrupt essential brain function, hormone production, leaving in their wake many other forms of physical and emotional damage. 

Drugs like Concerta inflict brain damage upon the person and can result in permanent injury. The sad truth is that because of these lasting effects, withdrawal from the drug may not be able to revert 100% of all of extant damages. Some injuries do not heal, and some injuries do heal. Despite this, human strength both emotionally and spiritually can open the door to a much more satisfying quality of life and overall happiness than a lifetime spent on harmful drugs. We underscore that hope very well at our treatment center. 

The good news, thankfully, is that coming off Concerta using proper preparation and support, allows for the maximum amount of healing possible. Drawing a loose analogy, a cancer patient has a better chance of recovery when you start the healing process sooner, rather than later. We recommend taking the same approach regarding Concerta withdrawal. Although the process must be executed gradually and gently, to delay cessation will only compound drug damages. You could start your healing opportunity without delay at the Alternative to Meds Center.  

Concerta Withdrawal Symptoms

Psychiatric drugs such as Concerta observably harm and disable the person's brain due to their toxicity. They will eventually bring about deadened emotions and reduced cognitive function. Once the initial euphoria and stimulation wear off (a week or two), the result is a less bright, more apathetic, more repressed and depressed individual. Often, the prescribing physician will view this change as "emerging mental illness," rather than recognize emerging drug side effects. Insomnia is a common side effect, typically "treated" with additional drugs. A large percentage of persons who wish to come off ADHD drugs may also need to come off other drugs, which can seem all the more daunting to the person. We can help in these cases as well. 

Drugs are toxic to the brain. Hence the brain will fight back to compensate. The neurochemistry which has been reacting in compensatory ways from the assault of these drugs, can eventually, aided with support, stabilize. Our withdrawal program understands and monitors these changes, using specific therapies to minimize discomforts that can accompany withdrawal. Without such clinical support, it is not uncommon for the person to expect some or all of the following withdrawal adverse effects, which can be severe: 

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Depression, deep apathy
  • Decreased heart rate
  • Enhanced appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Nightmares
  • Fatigue, lack of energy
  • Irritable Lowered heart rate

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We invite you to contact us at the Alternative to Meds Center for more information on our safe and gentle residential treatment programs, designed to help persons struggling with withdrawal from medications. You can get your questions answered thoroughly about our residential program, and the protocols that we use to help people to succeed in recovery. Call today and ask us about how we successfully treat Concerta withdrawal symptoms.


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