How to Heal from LSD Addiction

How to heal from LSD addiction

You and your family can heal from addiction. The National Institute on Drug Abuse[1] stats unequivocally that “Addiction is a treatable disease. Research in the science of addiction and the treatment of substance use disorders has led to the development of evidence-based interventions that help people stop abusing drugs and resume productive lives.” Addiction is a chronic disease. It is not a life sentence. It can be treated. It can be managed. You can heal physically, mentally, emotionally and socially.

Heal from LSD Addiction by Addressing Physical Issues

Detox is the first step in any physical addiction recovery. LSD has fewer physical side effects and withdrawal symptoms than other drugs. It still takes a toll on the body. It can contribute to malnutrition and accident-related injuries. You may not eat well, sleep well or stay active while regularly using LSD. Physical healing begins with finding balance and restoring the body. It continues with developing a healthy lifestyle that supports ongoing health. Treatment may include nutrition counseling. You will have the opportunity to explore options for enjoyable exercise and active hobbies. Medical supervision throughout the treatment process ensures your safety and your progress towards health. You can heal physically from LSD addiction.

Heal from LSD Addiction by Treating the Root Causes

As you establish physical health, you will establish mental health. Your personal history may have contributed to attempts to escape or self-medicate through LSD use. Treatment teaches productive, sustainable coping skills. Don’t be surprised to receive a Dual Diagnosis or diagnosis of co-occurring mental health and addiction issues. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration[2] found, “Approximately 7.9 million adults in the United States had co-occurring disorders in 2014.” Numbers have only increased since then. An accurate diagnosis coupled with appropriate treatment offers real healing. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is one options for Dual Diagnosis treatment. It and similar therapy options dive deeper than surface substance use. They address the reasons behind addiction and offer treatment for both mental health and addiction. Private counseling, group therapy and other holistic treatment methods are also wonderful ways to deal with the unseen problems of addiction. Quality addiction treatment programs utilize multiple proven and supplemental therapy options to ensure complete healing.

Heal from LSD Addiction by Getting Support

Healing from LSD addiction takes support. Everyone has access to social support and encouragement. Treatment will connect you to peers and new friends through group therapy and social activities. Support group meetings and ongoing group therapy after treatment ensures continued social support. Treatment heals families as well as individuals to create another healthy option for support. Addiction treatment professionals are always available to help current and former patients. Quality treatment programs connect all patients to aftercare and encourage continued communication.

Take Your Time when Healing from LSD Addiction

Heal from LSD addiction by taking your time. Don’t feel like there is a fixed schedule for recovery. Every healing experience is different. The University of Pennsylvania Health System[3] shares, “70 percent of alcoholics who stay engaged in treatment for a least one year achieve lifelong sobriety. With drugs, it’s between 50 to 60 percent. Those numbers are much better than for other similar diseases requiring consistent life-long treatment. Yet, there’s an expectation that 28 days or intermittent treatment works. It doesn’t.” Give your mind and body time to heal. Give yourself the support and treatment you need. Call our toll-free helpline to learn more about addiction recovery. Heal mental, physically, emotionally and socially. We are here to help 24 hours a day.

[1] “Treatment and Recovery.” National Institute on Drug Abuse. Jul 2014. Web. 30 Aug 2016.

[2] “Co-Occurring Disorders.” Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 8 Mar 2016. Web. 20 Aug 2016.

[3] “Can Addiction Be Cured?” University of Pennsylvania Health System. 2003. Web. 30 Aug 2016.