If I’m Addicted to LSD, Do I Have to Go to Rehab?

If I’m Addicted to LSD, Do I Have to Go to Rehab?

No matter what form of treatment is chosen, it is always a good idea to talk things over with a therapist

LSD addiction is often not discussed in mainstream media. One of the primary reasons for this is LSD is not physically addictive. Rather, LSD is psychologically addictive. LSD is a form of hallucinogenic drug that is linked to psychotic disorders. Make no mistake, each time you use this dangerous drug you risk your mental health.[1]

Symptoms of LSD Addiction

Individuals addicted to LSD constantly think about how, when and where they will get high again. An addict’s mind craves the next trip and it is one of—if not the most—important thing(s) in their life. As a result, an LSD addict cannot properly function in a workplace. Over time, the user’s behavior becomes more erratic. Some of the physical changes include weight loss/gain, changes in appetite, poor hygiene practices and unhealthy skin.

LSD users are prone to physical symptoms, such as out of control behavior. An individual who is normally calm and collected may suddenly act irrationally and out of character. Individuals may demonstrate extreme levels of anxiety or paranoia.While the psychological LSD addiction is more prevalent than physical addicts, this drug is highly addictive.The mind-altering highs of LSD can lead to severe withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can involve serious mental issues not normally associated with drugs like cocaine or heroin. Here is more detail on some mental problems associated with LSD use:

  • Schizophrenia is a mental disorder where people cannot differentiate between what is real and what is not. These patients lack the ability to handle social situations normally.Many times those with schizophrenia cannot control their behavior. These individuals often suffer from paranoia and anxiety, which can trigger even stronger reactions to the mental illness. Some LSD users can become schizophrenic even when LSD drug use has stopped.
  • Psychosis is also a common mental side effect for LSD users. This is another mental illness that can cause interrupted thoughts and tremendously choppy speech. When this happens, words are not used in their correct manner, due to the user experiencing delusions and hallucinations.
  • Flashbacks are also common in LSD users.Hallucinations can occur out of the blue and make the user feel like a hallucination is totally real. This can be very upsetting and is also disruptive in everyday life.

Why Rehab Is Needed

If you are a drug addict, please know that rehab is a definitive step forward to a new life. There are many different kinds of treatment available. For some, it might be best to leave their current environment to receive treatment under the watchful eye of a trained medical staff. For others, treatment could involve therapy sessions during the evening or on the weekend. No matter what form of treatment is used, it is always a good idea to talk things over with a therapist. These trained professionals can help users understand their desire to use LSD and channel that desire into something positive. Therapy patients have the opportunity to explore and broaden the range of feelings they are comfortable with.[2] Therapy can also help the user understand his or her symptoms so they can grow and become healthy again.

Treatment for LSD Addiction

LSD addiction can be scary and confusing. If you struggle with LSD abuse, know you’re not alone. Please call our helpline right now to speak with a trained professional counselor. Let us help you get healthy. It is time to live a life without LSD abuse.

[1]http://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2016/08/15/help-with-lsd-abuse/ Help with LSD Abuse. Randle, Kristina.

[2]https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-couch/201011/does-talk-therapy-really-work Does Talk Therapy Really Work? Barth, Diane. Published on November 6th, 2010.