How to Take Care of Yourself After LSD Rehab

Taking care of yourself after LSD rehab – mentally, physically and spiritually – can greatly increase your chances of recovery success. You take care of yourself and stay drug free by applying what you learned in rehab.

LSD does not cause the same type of physical addiction that other drugs can. This does not mean it is not an addictive drug. Users become psychologically dependent on the feelings the drug produces. The New Zealand Drug Foundation[1] explains, “Users can become psychologically dependent. Regular users may feel compelled to use it to function effectively or feel good in certain situations – such as at parties or on occasions when they would normally use the drug.” When you stop taking LSD, you will experience cravings. You will face drug use triggers such as those situations where and when you once used. The better you take care of yourself, the better you can resist and ignore these cravings. Applying the coping strategies you learned in rehab with each craving is just one of the ways to care for yourself after LSD rehab.

Taking care of yourself begins with spending enough time in treatment. LSD rehab programs can last 30, 60 or 90 days depending on your insurance coverage and individual recovery needs. The National Institute on Drug Abuse[2] shares, “Good outcomes are contingent on adequate treatment length. Generally, for residential or outpatient treatment, participation for less than 90 days is of limited effectiveness, and treatment lasting significantly longer is recommended for maintaining positive outcomes.” Do not rush your stay in treatment. Your ability to maintain recovery and take care of yourself after treatment is greatly influenced by how long you stay in rehab. There is no reason to rush the recovery process. Once time spent in rehab is over, the journey to a drug-free life is just beginning. You are not “cured” once rehab has ended. You will still experience cravings, urges and mental setbacks. However as long as you take care of yourself, your forward momentum will always be greater than any movement that feels backwards. Any challenge or struggle is actually an opportunity for growth and learning. Understand that recovery does not happen immediately. Take care of yourself by not expecting perfection in thought or even action, and give yourself a break. Continue to participate in therapy sessions, and find group support. It can be difficult to be patient with yourself, but each new day brings new strength and new opportunities for encouragement.

How to Take Care of Yourself After LSD Rehab

Paying attention to your physical well-being is a big part of caring for yourself after LSD rehab

You take care of yourself after rehab by paying attention to your thoughts and mindset. You also take care of yourself by paying attention to your physical well-being. LSD affects appetite, eating habits and physical activity levels. You may be facing the effects of malnutrition, an imbalanced diet and an inactive life. A good rehab program will include nutritional counseling and options for physical activity. Taking care of yourself involves applying new skills and practices after rehab. Taking care of your body strengthens body, mind and recovery. It increases your ability to make good choices when cravings hit. Staying active and eating well also creates opportunities for developing healthy new interests and friendships that will support your recovery.

Finding Help for LSD Addiction

If you or a loved one struggles with LSD addiction, we are here to help. Find complete and integrated healing that addresses addiction, mental health, physical health and more. Call our toll-free helpline – we’re available 24 hours a day – to speak to an admissions coordinator about treatment options.


[1] “Dependence, Addiction and Overdose Risk.” New Zealand Drug Foundation. 13 Jun 2011. Web. 19 Jul 2016.

[2] https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition/frequently-asked-questions/how-long-does-drug-addiction-treatment. “How Long Does Drug Addiction Treatment Usually Last?” National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dec 2012. Web. 19 Jul 2016.