How Do I Tell My Family That I Don’t Want to Use LSD Anymore?

How Do I Tell My Family That I Don’t Want to Use LSD Anymore?

An LSD user in need of help may fear potential responses from family members

There are many reasons to stop LSD use. Some of the reasons include the following: flashbacks, depression, psychosis, severe emotional mood swings, a bad trip, tremors, legal complications, financial problems and many other negative consequences.[1] Many times, individuals who abuse drugs isolate themselves from family and other loved ones. As a result, reaching out for help can be difficult.

The individual in need of help may fear potential responses from family members. Will family members be empathetic and offer support, or will they act hostile and judgmental? In many cases, close friends and family already know—or have an idea—that there is a drug problem. There is often a change in behavior or even in appearance from continued LSD use. Most family members and friends are grateful when a loved one reaches out for help. When you talk with your family about the problem, this will ease some of the confusion, anger and worry. Family members love you and care for you. They will be eager to help you put an end to your drug habit. The support and encouragement of your family will help you in your recovery.

How to Tell Your Family about Your LSD Use

If family members are not aware of the drug problem, the news may come as a shock. It may take awhile for family members to process the information. This is normal. They will regain their emotional stability and frame of mind over time. It is important to avoid an argument, fight or negativity. First, one of the best things you can do is talk with one family member you trust. Ask for help. Ask for support. When you have support you will find that you are able to do more.

Here are a few ways to approach the situation and ask for help:

  • Communicate the need for help. Request the need to talk when the family member is ready to do so.
  • Select a calm and comfortable environment. Make sure family members are not distracted or surrounded by others.
  • Only talk to appropriate family members. These are family members who can help and who are mature enough to handle the serious situation.
  • Be honest when stating the drug use problem. Express that you no longer have control and need help.
  • Be prepared for varied responses. If family members are not willing or able to help you through this, someone else will.

Know you are not alone in your search for recovery. If you lack the support of family or friends, please call the helpline or talk to a doctor. You could always attend a support group such as Narcotics Anonymous.

Looking for Treatment Help to Quit Using LSD?

Addiction is the leading cause of preventable death in the USA.[2] But the great news is help is available right now. If you are ready to quit using LSD, we can help.When you call, you will speak with a counselor. He or she will find the treatment solutions that will work to meet your individual recovery needs. Recovery professionals are ready to talk to you right now. Whether you have questions, need information or are ready to find treatment, we can help. You are not alone in your quest for recovery. Call to speak with a professional now.

[1] Do Hallucinogens (LSD, Psilocybin, Peyote, DMT, and Ayahuasca) Affect the Brain and Body?

[2] The Equal Opportunity Threat to Life. Sederer, Lloyd. Published on September 2nd, 2013.