LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide) is classified as a hallucinogenic that is often abused for its psychedelic effects. Recreational use of LSD reached its peak in the 1960’s, but still continues today. LSD can be taken in tablets, capsules, or in liquid form, but is most often applied to paper stamps that are dissolved on the tongue.
LSD is unlike most other illegal drugs or controlled substance because there is little to no evidence of LSD users developing a physical dependency. Tolerance however, is likely to develop, requiring the user to take higher doses of LSD at one time to achieve the desired euphoric effects. The danger in LSD abuse is the potential psychological dependency that can develop after just a single use.
Due to the fact that LSD carries no risk of physical dependency, detox is a fairly easy process. An individual can simply cease taking LSD without the risk of immediate withdrawal symptoms. The psychological effects, however, can appear years after an individual has stopped LSD use. Though residential rehab programs are usually unnecessary when dealing with LSD addiction, support groups do exist for past and present LSD users.
What Happens in LSD Support Groups?
Support groups offer a unique form of positive reinforcement in that groups consist of past LSD users, recovering users, and some who are currently still trying to take the first steps toward recovery. Such groups meet regularly so that recovering addicts can attend and share their own story and learn from other addicts’ experiences. This form of group therapy acts an additional a layer of accountability to a group of people outside of an addict’s family and friends. It also gives a recovering LSD addict the positive reinforcement necessary to give them the highest probability of prolonged sobriety.
One of the greatest benefits to a recovering addict in a support group is the acquisition of a sponsor. A sponsor is a former addict who has been involved in the particular support group for a substantial period of time. Sponsors help familiarize newcomers with how the group functions, and assist in making them feel as comfortable as possible in what is a new and potentially uncomfortable setting.
A recovering LSD addict can also interact with his or her individual sponsor on a more personal level than when amongst a large group of people. Sponsors are vitally important in the periods of time between meetings of support groups. If a recovering addict fears they are at risk of relapsing, his or her sponsor is just a phone call away. Sponsors have already gone through a great deal of the experiences that newcomers to support groups have yet to face and can offer sound advice that could be the difference between a recovering addict relapsing and staying sober.
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