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Is it possible for you to get addicted to the ADHD medication Concerta by snorting it?

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2008-05-26 07:16:15
2008-05-26 07:16:15

Yes, you can get addicted to it in pill form so crushing it will not change this fact. Crushing the pills and snorting them may even exacerbate the problem. You should be advised that snorting medication designed to be taken orally is never a good idea. These drugs are designed to be gradually absorbed into your system not crushed and sent straight into your bloodstream. Taking serious chances like this with your health is never worth the short term high you might be getting from the misuse of this drug.

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