Often, it can be tempting to use drugs or alcohol to cover the causes of emotional pain. If LSD has become a part of your life, it is important to know how LSD abuse can affect your overall health and the lives of those around you. It is possible to treat emotional concerns without the use of drugs.
The Effects of LSD Abuse
The short-term effects of LSD are unpredictable and can result in any number of negative effects, including reckless behavior, tremors, terrifying hallucinations, or volatile combinations with other drugs and alcohol. With short-term use, LSD may impact relationships, school, or career
The long-term effects of LSD can be frightening. Flashbacks and psychoses are common in habitual users of LSD. Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder, or HPPD, is also a side effect of LSD use that may begin even months after the last use. HPPD involves visual hallucinations that may cause confusion, disrupt daily activities, and cause a great deal of distress.
Schizophrenia and other underlying severe mental health disorders may be triggered by the use of LSD. The use of psychedelic drugs may also worsen symptoms of currently active mental health disorders. Because LSD is a psychedelic drug, it primarily targets the brain functions and the chemical reactions that control thinking, feeling and reacting to the world around you. Changes related to LSD use can affect how you treat others and influence your decisions and reactions.
Treating Problems with LSD
Even with all the possible negative effects of LSD, some people choose this drug to treat emotional, physical or psychological pain. Since LSD was originally used in connection with psychiatry in hopes of improving psychotherapy sessions, some people wrongly assume LSD is a good treatment for preexisting psychoses, such as depression or anxiety disorders. LSD can actually worsen these mental health issues.
If you are attempting to use LSD as a means of escape from stress or a trauma of some kind, you may find the root problems are still there. Abusing drugs does not make your troubles disappear. To get rid of these problems, you’ll have to go straight to the source. Fortunately, treatment for emotional or mental health conditions along with treatment for substance use is possible. It may be easier, more affordable, and more comfortable than you originally thought.
Rehab Treatment Options for LSD Abuse
Because LSD changes the body both physically and psychologically, it is a good idea to consider integrated treatment. This means finding a qualified rehab center whose approach to drug abuse is to treat the entire person– physically, mentally and psychologically. This treatment of two different issues at the same time and the same place is known by many names, including “dual diagnosis treatment”, “integrated treatment”, or sometimes “whole-body treatment”.
Integrated rehab treatment offers a number of options, not limited to: detox services, medical assistances, group and private therapy sessions, 12-Step programs, support groups, dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, or family counseling. Often, each patient in integrated treatment is provided with an individualized treatment plan. With the right treatment, rehab professionals will help you safely and healthily deal with physical and emotional pain you’ve been fighting for so long. You can live without LSD and without pain. Let the caring people in a rehab facility help and encourage you to get sober.
LSD Abuse Help
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