LSD Addiction Treatment and Abuse
On LSD, your reality is built on hallucinations. Are you ready to give them up and start living without illusions? Recovery Connection can help you find appropriate treatment today. Call 800-993-3869 and start creating the life you desire. Calls are confidential.
When you are under the influence of LSD, you experience intense sensations and feelings with rapid mood swings. You feel as if you are experiencing different emotions simultaneously, along with an altered sense of time and place. The effects vary from person to person and from trip to trip. In this respect, the unpredictability of the drug's effect on a person's psychological state makes it dangerous. A single bad trip can cause recurring flashbacks years later. Flashbacks can also occur without ever having a bad trip. Don’t get stuck in an endless nightmare, call Recovery Connection at 800-993-3869 and go to rehab today.
LSD addiction produces behaviors similar to other addictions, like dishonesty, stealing, manipulation and a general state of disorganization. When a LSD user is intoxicated, he or she cannot participate in any type of meaningful conversation or life activity, including those that come with responsible adult life such as work and family obligations. LSD addiction frequently accompanies an addiction to marijuana and/or other hallucinogenic drugs.
A person who uses LSD regularly will become obsessed with the need to obtain the drug. As tolerance increases, the LSD abuser will continue to increase the dosage of LSD while having a more difficult time living in reality. After tolerance begins, the addict is at greater risk of experiencing negative hallucinations, delusions and severe psychological shifts. Other signs of LSD addiction are demonstrated by the person’s inability to discern reality from delusion, to think logically or communicate clearly.
The effects of LSD addiction include:
- Increased body temperature
- Increased heart rate
- Dry mouth
- Long-term hallucinations or delusions
- Depression, anxiety, and impaired interpersonal relationships.
- Drug-induced psychosis
The long-term effects of chronic LSD use can be devastating. Years later, even if a person has stopped using LSD, he or she may experience a flashback. These are usually terrifying visions that can suddenly occur and reoccur. Sometimes, these flashbacks are unrelated to any previously experienced trip. Flashbacks can come with increasing frequency, which makes normal functioning difficult.
LSD abuse can alter your brain's chemistry, inducing long-lasting psychosis such as that seen in schizophrenia, depression or other severe mental health disorders. These conditions require medical care and therapy to improve your level of functioning. LSD withdrawal may induce paranoia that needs to be medically treated. The longer LSD abuse continues, the more likely you are to experience psychotic symptoms of LSD withdrawal.
Cognitive behavioral therapy can teach the addict how to manage triggers and flashbacks. LSD addiction treatment uses a series of therapies to help the addict understand drug use and drug triggers, and to learn the tools needed to deal with the psychological aftermath of heavy use. LSD addiction treatment provides addicts with new life skills to help them cope with the daily stressors of life as well as persistent and negative flashbacks. Recovery Connection works with drug rehabs that can give you the help you need to feel normal again. Call us at 800-993-3869, we are available 24/7.
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