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Is ritalin a controlled substance?

Ritalin takes the title as being more insidious than meth because it is legal and actually dealt out to children. The dangers of meth are well documented and meth is very illegal, while Ritalin is considered to be safe to the point you can find is in house-hold cabinets across the country, and parents giving them to their kids, often unaware of

Is Ritalin an illegal drug or a legal drug? Ritalin takes the title as being more insidious than meth because it is legal and actually dealt out to children. The dangers of meth are well documented and meth is very illegal, while Ritalin is considered to be safe to the point you can find is in house-hold cabinets across the country, and parents giving them to their kids, often unaware of

Does Ritalin have any narcotics in it? Ritalin is the common name for methylphenidate, classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule II narcotic – the same classification as cocaine, morphine and amphetamines. It is typically abused by teens, college students, and young adults for its stimulant effects. However, Ritalin IS NOT A NARCOTIC medically.

Does Ritalin lead to drug abuse? Studies show that abusing Ritalin can lead to dependence on the drug. When carefully taken as prescribed, though, Ritalin is less likely to be addictive in children or adults. In large doses — greater than what is typically prescribed for ADHD — Ritalin does have effects similar to those of cocaine.

Is Ritalin still prescribed? Yes. It still works. There are generic versions now, longer acting versions, as well as patches, so the Branded Ritalin may not be prescribed as much. Many children are also on Adderall, Vyvanse, Mydayis, and so on. Ditto for adults with ADHD.