LSD abuse can be very dangerous and, while the drug is not addictive, one may still want to attend inpatient care in order to overcome the effects created by the regular use of this severe drug. If you have been abusing LSD consistently and need safe, reliable treatment in a professional environment, call 800-411-9312 (Who Answers?) now.
The Dangers of LSD Abuse
Many people believe that, because LSD is not technically considered an addictive drug, quitting requires no professional treatment. This is untrue. According to the Center for Substance Abuse Research, even though LSD is not considered addictive by the Drug Enforcement Administration, its use can still cause a number of severe side effects, including:
- A long duration of intense effects.
- A potential for adverse reactions (often referred to as a bad trip) that cannot be predicted no matter how many times the drug is taken and that can cause severe psychological problems in the aftermath.
- Powerful hallucinations that sometimes can create severe mental health problems.
- Fear and panic.
- Drug-induced psychosis that can cause lasting paranoia, disorganized thinking, mood and visual disturbances.
- Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder which can cause flashbacks of hallucinations and other visual disturbances, its symptoms sometimes “mistaken for neurological disorders (such as stroke or brain tumor)” (National Institute on Drug Abuse).
With the potential of this many serious side effects, a person will need professional treatment in order to both end their abuse of LSD and to reverse or learn to cope with the effects of this abuse. LSD is a very dangerous drug and is listed as a Schedule I substance for a reason; treatment is required for most individuals to heal from its effects.
How Can Inpatient Care Help?
In an inpatient treatment program, an individual can find a safe haven away from LSD and other drugs of abuse without the fear of relapse or any other dangerous effects. One of the best ways attending a residential treatment program can help you through your LSD recovery is that it places you in an environment with little stimulation, allowing you to avoid things, people, and places that might trigger a memory of abuse or another feeling that could be problematic.
Most inpatient rehab programs also offer behavioral therapy as part of treatment, and this method of recovery care is extremely beneficial to former hallucinogen abusers. Not only can hallucinogens like LSD cause severe psychological side effects that will need to be addressed and treated along with any other issues associated with drug abuse, but many hallucinogen users are already suffering from a mental disorder when they begin their abuse of these drugs.
Patients in inpatient care can be treated for both mental disorders and substance use disorders at the same time, the only safe method of recovery from both issues.
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