Methylin Addiction and Methylin Abuse

Methylin addiction and Methylin abuse is the subject of this Special Report by Siobahn Morse, executive director of The National Institute for Holistic Addiction Studies.

What is Methylin?

Methylin is used as part of a treatment program to control the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

ADHD is when an individual has more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age.

Methylin Addiction and Methylin Abuse

Methylin Addiction and Methylin Abuse

Methylin is also used to treat narcolepsy which is a sleep disorder that causes excessive daytime sleepiness and sudden attacks of sleep.

Methylin is in a class of medications called central nervous system stimulants. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain.

What are the effects of Methylin?

In the United States Methylin is classified as a schedule II controlled substance. This designation is used for substances that have a recognized medical value, but present a high likelihood for abuse because of their addictive potential.

If Methylin is used as directed by a medical doctor, it has no side effects. However, when it is obtained illegally and abused by recreational users, its improper use can lead to dependence and eventually addiction.

What is Methylin addiction and abuse?

Methylin has a high potential for drug abuse and drug dependence due to its pharmacological similarity to cocaine and amphetamine.

The main abusers of Methylin are teenagers and young adults, particularly those in colleges and universities who use this drug as a study aid.

They may introduce into their bodies through injection, snorting or smoking.

Abusers may crush the tablet before using the powder and some will mix it with cocaine and snort it while others may smoke it together with illicit substances like marijuana.

There are also those who mix the powder with water and then inject it into the body.

What are the side effects of Methylin?

In high doses for an extended period of time, the user may experience paranoia, schizophrenia or psychosis.

These symptoms would include: hearing voices, visual hallucinations, auditory hallucinations, urges to harm the self, severe anxiety, grandiosity, paranoid delusions, confusion and increased aggression.

What are the withdrawal symptoms of Methylin?

The withdrawal symptoms of Methylin include: tiredness, panic attacks, psychosis, irritability, extreme hunger, depression and nightmares.


Methylin Addiction and Abuse

Methylin Addiction and Abuse



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