Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is a synthetic drug that has been abused for its hallucinogenic properties since the 1960s. If consumed in a sufficiently large dose, LSD produces delusions and visual hallucinations that distort the user’s sense of time and identity.
Symptoms of LSD Abuse and Addiction
LSD is the most potent hallucinogenic substance known to man and is classified as a Schedule I drug in the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. Being a Schedule I drug means that LSD has the following properties:
- It is deemed to have a high potential for abuse
- It has no legitimate medical use in treatment
- It lacks accepted safety for its use under medical supervision
Symptoms of LSD use include the following symptoms:
- Glassy eyes
- Possibly very large pupils
- Blank or vacant stare
- Flushed skin
- Daydreaming or inattentive
- Inappropriate and extended interest in common objects
Residential Rehab Programs for LSD Addiction
One of the primary benefits of a residential rehab program is that a person is removed from the stresses and responsibilities of everyday life and is able to focus exclusively on their recovery. Most residential rehab programs provide a safe and comfortable environment for recovery. Typically, the internal facility is comfortable, clean, and offers places to relax and heal. Many residential rehab facilities are located in scenic and peaceful environments in which a person can find serenity whether it is along a coastline, or encompassed in wooded or mountain area. The outdoors invites people to walk, reflect, or participate in healthy outdoor activities. Recreation is also encouraged inside as most residential rehab facilities have an indoor recreational area where patients can participate in a variety of sports activities. Having a relaxing and enjoying facility really helps in the addiction treatment process.
Most group sessions or learning activities take place in a casual classroom environment excellent for learning. As important as the facility may be to the recovery process, the program and staff are even more important. Rather than focusing on the addiction, many residential rehab programs focus on patients who are in the process of learning to live without substance abuse. The goal is to enable recovery addicts to get back into their life on their own, continue to live a life free of drugs, and become a contributing citizen. Throughout this process, may residential rehab programs focus on helping addicts accomplish the following goals:
- Confront and control situations
- Communicate effectively
- Avoid harmful situations
- Restore ethics, morals, responsibility and integrity
- Improve problem-solving skills
Get Help for LSD Addiction
Determining when a person’s use of LSD moves from therapeutic to addictive is difficult to do, especially if the person is a family member or friend. However, it is possible and we can help, so please call our toll-free number today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about LSD addiction treatment. We are here to help.