Hallucinogen abuse is dangerous, and many of the side effects that occur as a result of this act require intensive, professional treatment. Below are a number of ways you can avoid further use of hallucinogens now that you know they are dangerous to you, including the option of seeking safe, controlled addiction rehab.
Find Professional Treatment
We can help you find the safest and most beneficial treatment program for your needs by calling 800-592-1193 (Who Answers?) . According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, most hallucinogens are Schedule I drugs because they:
- Are not considered safe for use under or without medical supervision
- Have a high potential for abuse
- Are not accepted to have any medicinal use in the United States
For these reasons, even though some hallucinogens may not be addictive, professional treatment is often required for those who have been abusing them. A combination of medication, behavioral therapy, and the help of professional caregivers, including doctors, nurses, and therapists, will allow you to put an end to your hallucinogen abuse and create a much safer, healthier life for yourself.
Consider the Consequences of Further Substance Abuse
Even though some of these drugs are not addictive, it can be hard to stop using them simply because our brains tend to focus on the positive aspects of substance abuse. However, it is important to remember the negatives of this act when you are trying to quit. For example:
- The “powerful hallucinations” associated with hallucinogens like LSD and psychedelic drugs can sometimes be so intense, users will need to steer clear of the substance for a while and reorient (Center for Substance Abuse Research). Do you really want to go through this again?
- There is always a possibility that you will experience a bad trip, which can be so severe that many individuals need months or years to get over them. No matter how many times you have used a certain drug or what it has been like before, there is always a chance this could occur.
- Nausea, vomiting, chills, and weakness are the physical side effects associated with most hallucinogens. Not to mention the psychological side effects, which can be even more severe.
Ask a Friend for Help
It is okay to reach out to someone else and tell them you are struggling with the decision to stop using hallucinogens. Your friend can stay with you for a while or vice-versa to ensure that you do not use dangerous drugs and that you do not exhibit any serious physical or psychological side effects. In this way, your friend can be like a safety net and also watch for any warning signs that you may be close to returning to your previous drug abuse.
Do You Want to Put an End to Your Hallucinogen Abuse?
The best way to do so is to seek the help of a professional rehab program, one that caters to your needs and provides all the treatment methods necessary to your full and safe recovery. We can help you find the best program for you. Call 800-592-1193 (Who Answers?) now to find out more.
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