The Truth about Ritalin Addiction

Ritalin comes in small pills the size and shape of aspirin tablets with the word “Ciba” engraved on it. They come in colors of pale yellow, pale green and white. It is classified by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the same category as cocaine and morphine. It’s addictive and can lead to consumption of stronger drugs to achieve the same high.Street names:Diet Coke
Rids
Kiddie coke
Kiddie cocaine
Skittles
R-Ball
Smarties
Vitamin R
Poor man’s cocaineShort-term effects:

Hallucinations
Psychotic, aggressive or violent behavior
Nervousness, irritability
Disturbed sleep patterns
Increased heart rate and body temperature
Bizarre, erratic, or violent behavior

Long-term effects:

Addiction
Disorientation, apathy, confused exhaustion
Destruction of tissues in nose if sniffed
Respiratory problems if smoked
Infectious diseases and abscesses if injected
Possible epilepsy
Depression
Malnutrition, weight loss
Irreversible damage to blood vessels in the brain and heart, leading to strokes, heart attacks and death
Liver, kidney and lung damage
Convulsions, seizures and death

All information graciously provided by The Foundation For a Drug Free World.

www.drugfreeworld.org

by josie

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