How Much Does Ritalin Cost On The Street?

Ritalin is a prescription medication that is commonly sold illegally on the street. The street cost of Ritalin is affected by the formulation, dosage, and other factors.

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Ritalin is a type of methylphenidate stimulant approved by the FDA to treat conditions such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy in children and adults.

The cost of Ritalin on the street can range between $1 to $50, depending on factors such as location and ease of access.

Street Cost Of Ritalin By Location

The price of a single 36 mg tablet of Ritalin in New York may sell for as high as $30 to $50. In other areas such as Washington and Kentucky, a similarly dosed pill will sell for $2 to $8 on the street.

This massive price range is more often due to the availability of the drug and can change relatively quickly if there’s an increase in supply.

Street Cost Of Ritalin By Ease Of Access

In areas where it’s easy to get hold of Ritalin, pills may sell for around $5 per 36 mg pill on the street. This price will vary due to the exact location of the sale, as well as the dosage.

Ritalin pills are particularly cheap when sold in schools, where the current average price falls to around $1 to $2 per tablet.

Students may take the medication from their family or friends and re-sell them at school for a far cheaper price than what they’d go for on the street.

What Influences The Street Price Of Ritalin?

The black market value of Ritalin is highly influenced by location and ease of access to the drug.

Other factors that contribute to the street value of Ritalin include:

  • supply and demand
  • local law enforcement
  • quality of the drug
  • dosage and quantity

The price may also be influenced when there are multiple dealers in the same vicinity and they are forced to lower prices to compete for customers.

Treatment Programs For Prescription Drug Abuse

If you or someone you know is addicted to prescription medications such as Ritalin, Adderall, Valium, Vicodin, or others, help is available through evidence-based substance abuse treatment.

Treatment options may include:

Whether you’re addicted to benzodiazepines, opioid painkillers, or amphetamines, it’s important to see a healthcare professional during recovery to avoid potentially lethal withdrawal symptoms.

Find A Drug Rehab Facility Today

Call or visit Bedrock Recovery Center today for more information on our drug and alcohol treatment options in Massachusetts, including residential treatment. Our team can help you get on the path to sobriety.

  1. National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
  2. National Institute of Health (NIH
  3. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

Written by Bedrock Recovery Center Editorial Team

Published on: March 1, 2022

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* This page does not provide medical advice.

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