LSD is a very dangerous drug, as it can cause a plethora of physical and psychological side effects. Those who use this drug are often not in control while under the influence; instead, they are at the mercy of the unpredictable – and sometimes lethal – effects of the drug itself.
Abusing this drug to the point of addiction can create a number of side effects, including the development of mental illness, vivid flashbacks to prior periods of use, consistent violent behavior and severe depression. While many people have the misconception that LSD is used only by club-goers and hippies, this potent hallucinogen is abused by people from all walks of life…including teachers.1
The Dangers of a Teacher Addicted to LSD
Teachers are not immune to LSD abuse. They are human, just like everyone else. Teachers might turn to LSD to help unwind from mounting work-related stressors, such as unruly children, changes in curriculum courses and falling behind on grading papers. Whatever the cause of LSD addiction, teachers who abuse this potent hallucinogen run the risk of putting both themselves and their students in danger.
Some of the most common dangers associated with a teacher being addicted to LSD include:
- Experiencing hallucinations – One of the most typical side effects of LSD addiction, hallucinations can become so intense that a teacher might think something is happening in or to his classroom when in reality, it is not. This can cause him to react inappropriately, putting everyone in danger.
- Prone to exhibit violent actions – Becoming addicted to LSD can create extreme violent tendencies in a user. Having these tendencies in the classroom is unacceptable for a teacher and can create a hostile environment for students; this puts students at risk of physical and/or emotional harm.
- Opening the door to mental disorders – An LSD addiction may lead to the development of a mental health condition, such as schizophrenia or depression. Both of these mental disorders can make it difficult for a teacher to do her job, and cause her to engage in risky or erratic behavior.2
Treatment for Teachers with LSD Addiction
LSD is a powerful drug that often requires professional help to stop using. Teachers who are addicted to LSD can benefit from a quality treatment program. Not only do they need to cleanse (or detox) their body of the toxic chemicals, but they also benefit from behavioral therapy in order to regain control of their life. In addition, teachers may require evaluation for co-occurring disorders; this may result in care for a mental health condition – in addition to drug addiction treatment – through a dual diagnosis program. Such an approach will address the whole person – all of the issues factoring into the current condition. Without treating each condition, it is likely that none of the individual conditions will attain a successful, long-term outcome. One condition can fuel another, which is why a comprehensive care plan is so vital.3
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1“Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs”, National Institute on Drug Abuse, https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/hallucinogens-dissociative-drugs/where-can-i-get-more-scientific-information-hallucinogens-diss , (February 2015).
2“Stressed Out Teachers Are Turning to Drink and Drugs to Cope with Rigors of Job, Warns Study”, Mirror, http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/stressed-out-teachers-turning-drink-7632294 , (March 26, 2016).
3 “DrugFacts: Hallucinogens”, National Institute on Drug Abuse, https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/hallucinogens , (January 2016).