LSD is a semi-synthetic drug with extremely potent hallucinogenic properties. It is made from a fungus that commonly grows on grains like rye.[i] It can be taken in several ways—injections, pills, snorting—but is most commonly ingested on blotter paper, which are small pieces of white paper with colorful psychedelic designs soaked in the drug.[ii]
While the hallucinogen, LSD, may not be physically addictive, it does help people escape their daily responsibilities. Although users will not experience symptoms of physical withdrawal when they stop using it, the psychological attraction can be powerfully addictive in an emotional way. This kind of relief can be especially attractive for an older adult who experiences the challenges of aging, so anyone can become addicted to this powerful drug. Regardless of your age, it is never too late to end your dependence on LSD, so seek professional help to find healthy ways to enjoy life without drugs.
How LSD Addiction Recovery Works
The hardest part about ending LSD addiction is identifying the challenges that fuel drug abuse. In other words, you can only recover from addiction if you understand why you abuse drugs in the first place. To begin unraveling this issue for yourself or a loved one, know that the following issues can cause senior citizens to feel compelled toward LSD abuse:
- Anxiety or frustration caused by physical pain
- Unmet expectations of life
- Financial struggles
- Relationship challenges
- Poor self-esteem
- Boring or unfulfilling work
- Too much free time
- Lingering effects of trauma (PTSD)
LSD addiction recovery experts will work with you in a treatment facility to address the issues that underlie your drug abuse. With professional help, you can develop effective ways to avoid falling into drug abuse.
Challenges for Senior Citizen LSD Addicts
Older LSD addicts often face the following challenges to recovery:
- Misplaced embarrassment or shame about drug use
- Fear of disappointing their friends and loved ones
- Difficulty finding or getting to treatment
- Fear that they cannot afford treatment
Many aging drug addicts have no idea how common it is for older people to become addicted. They often assume that addiction is a young person’s disease, but the major life changes, increased free time and increasing discomfort from aging ensnare countless seniors in patterns of substance abuse. It is important to seek help today to ensure that you recover from LSD abuse, regardless of your age. LSD usage can be extremely dangerous because it separates the user from reality by creating a false reality that is highly unpredictable. When on a trip, users can experience terrifying hallucinations, and particularly if an elderly person is alone while on a trip, he could be even more likely to harm himself with no one around to intervene.
LSD Addiction Help for Senior Citizens
If you want to end your LSD dependency, please call our toll-free helpline today. Our admissions coordinators are standing by 24 hours a day with free, confidential advice. They can connect you with the best treatment program for your specific needs, and the call is completely confidential. They can even check your insurance coverage to see what benefits are part of your particular policy that may help with your recovery treatment. We can help you choose a better life of sobriety, so seek help now.