Concerta is a recipe for disaster in the addictions world. Are the doctors prescribing it to addicts that easy to be manipulated?
The amounts of people being prescribed concerta in thunder bay as well as the amount of people abusing it is astronomical. The medication which is prescribed for adhd gives a cocaine like high when snorted.
So the doctors prescribe a version of the medication that is supposed to be harder to abuse. Concerta is a brand name and the multi layer drug is supposed to not be crushable. An addict will always find a way to get high however.
I see it so often, people selling, buying and snorting their concerta. I have also seen this drug lead people into coke and crack habits that DESTROY them, just chasing the high.
Elevate on cumberland apparently monitors patients while they take the drug, some in the practice going as far as checking the mouth. The patient then walks out, crushes up and snorts it, so they obviously are doing a good job ensuring its taken appropriately.
A lot of the people taking it get it covered under ow, or status, so in reality the doctors are feeding addictions for free. Of they feel the need to snort it, they obviously dont really need it.
Hopefully these addictions clinics pull the plug on their free highs. They arent helping anyone, and they cant preach harm reduction because its actually leading people into worse drugs. These doctors are fools in my eyes, fools being manipulated by the addicts they think theyre saving.