Plastic surgery can lead to the development of an addiction, and it can also be the result of addictive thinking and issues related to addiction. Furthermore, persons voluntarily receiving plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures are more likely to have serious body-image issues or self-image issues that increase their risk for substance abuse and addiction.
LSD is an unpredictable hallucinogenic drug. Its use can produce extreme changes in mood, thought-processes, perceptions and judgment and can also distort users’ sense of reality. As the effects of LSD are highly unpredictable, individuals have no way of telling whether their “high” will be pleasant or terrifying. LSD has addictive potential and can lead to a long list of life-threatening, irreversible health conditions.
LSD Addiction Before and After Plastic Surgery
LSD addiction can develop both before and after plastic surgery. While there are more instances of individuals developing addictions after having surgery, addiction can certainly influence decisions and spark an interest in making changes through plastic surgery or other cosmetic procedures.
LSD is a drug that distorts users’ sense of reality. Individuals may see things differently or experience delusions and impaired perception. The effects of LSD can continue affecting users after the high has worn off, and individuals may develop some distorted notion to alter or improve some part of the body.
What is more common is for LSD and other drug additions to develop after plastic surgery. Most plastic surgeries and cosmetic procedures are followed by medicinal treatment to relieve pain and reduce swelling. Common drugs prescribed include Vicodin, Percocet, Darvocet, and Celebrex. Individuals can easily develop a dependence or addiction to these drugs and later on continue to feed the addiction with LSD or other cheaper narcotics. LSD is fairly inexpensive compared to prescription drugs. If drug dependent individuals are denied a prescription, they may look for other options to fight off withdrawal and feed their cravings.
The Relationship between Self-Image and Addiction
Another link to the development of LSD addiction after plastic surgery is the presence of self-image issues. Self-image is individuals’ internalized mental picture of themselves. Persons with poor or false self-image are more likely to have low self-esteem, body image issues, body dysmorphia, and other issues that make them more likely to have plastic surgery. Self-image issues are emotional and do not go away with surgery. When these issues and the pain they cause remain post-surgery, individuals may turn to drugs or alcohol to self-medicate emotional distress.
LSD Addiction Treatment
There’s no reason to feel ashamed to admit that your self-image issues have influenced your addictive behavior. Self-image issues are common in today’s society, where everyone feels an immense amount of pressure to adhere to the standards of what others believe is attractive and appealing. No surgery, diet, or other physical alteration will fix false or poor self-image issues.
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