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Ritalin not addictive for me

Posted by stargazer2 on June 15, 2021, at 22:27:56

In reply to Re: Is Concerta addictive?, posted by Lamdage22 on May 12, 2021, at 2:57:38

Ive been on Ritalin and Nardil for several years and I do not have cravings ever for it. I often even forget to take it. I have not had to increase my dosage which could be a sign in others that they will need more of any substance that makes them feel better. Or they can get habituated to a drug and will lose the effect at the same level and will need increases in a medication to get the same effect. Doctors are not going to just increase drug doses so I guess some of these drugs might only be prescribed for those who are able to stay within the recommended dose ranges. Anyone needing increases in a stimulant or other meds that are considered addictive will not be a good candidate for certain drugs. Just my opinion and belief having worked with patients and seeing drug variation among individuals.

I suppose it can also have to do with whether you have an addictive personality or not. If you do I suspect that any agent that makes you feel more awake or alert, or more relaxed, can cause you to want a higher dose to give you that effect at a more sustained level.
For someone with no addictive tendencies, this will not usually not be a problem.

I think those with addictive tendencies can be more difficult to treat for any condition where initial prescribing doses are never are able to be sustained. In those cases you have to look to see if these patients might also be ingesting alcohol or other drugs, while on the drugs prescibed by a psychatrist. Those people will have a higher tolerance for any psych med, esp stims and perhaps any AD that causes a stimulant effect.




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