The First Four Steps in Stopping Your Drug Use

Quitting drugs is not a one-step process when you suffer from addiction. If addiction has taken hold, you need professional help in order to get, and stay, sober. Admitting that you suffer from addiction is the first step in quitting but until you get addiction treatment you will not be able to maintain recovery in the long term. Quitting LSD is not easy when you are addicted, but if you follow these steps you can put your addiction behind you.

Admit You Have a Problem

The First Four Steps in Stopping Your Drug Use

Treatment will help you understand why you became addicted so you can attack the root of the problem

A drug user in denial may refuse to admit that they have an addiction until everyone around them is already aware of it. Admitting your substance abuse is out of control is difficult in part because denial is what allows your addiction to continue. You may be aware of some of the signs of addiction but denial prevents you from considering that you might actually be addicted. If you cannot stop using drugs on your own you will not be able to control your habit unless you get treatment.

Relationships deteriorate, work suffers and your life gradually erodes as long as you live with addiction. Treatment will help you understand why you became addicted so you can attack the root of the problem. Everyone uses LSD for their own reasons, from stress to escaping the monotony of life, and you must address the reason you keep coming back to LSD in order to begin recovering from addiction.[1]

How to Seek Treatment

  • Talk to your doctor – Speak with your primary care physician about your LSD abuse and ask for a referral to a rehab clinic or addiction therapist. Many primary care physicians are aware of addiction treatment clinics with good reputations that are in-network.
  • Call a helpline – Helplines can provide information about what to expect in rehab, answer questions about health insurance and refer you to a rehab facility within their network.
  • Look up information online – There are tons of rehab clinics with websites and you can find phone numbers for facilities without a web presence. Using the Internet for research makes it easier to compare programs and make an informed decision.[2] Most websites have a phone number to call or an online form to fill out so you can receive more information about treatment.

Building a Support System

Once you admit you are addicted, speak with your family and begin taking responsibility for your past and present actions. Apologize for specific ways your addiction hurt loved ones and affected your relationships. You must apologize for the past before you can begin to rebuild the relationship. Once you have talked with those close to you about your addiction you need to build a network of people to help support your sobriety. Support can come in all forms, from emotional support to giving you a ride home after work.

Staying Sober After Rehab

A strong support system is great when you leave the structure of an inpatient rehab program and return to your normal life. Recovery does not end when you leave rehab; if you want to stay clean you have to make some changes in your life and stay involved in treatment.[3] Users that continue to hang around the drug scene are far more likely to relapse. You may need to end contact with certain friends that are bad influences or enable your access to LSD. But don’t worry, you will find new friends that are better for you and your recovery. Stress is a major reason for LSD use and is a trigger for many users. Replacing LSD use with healthier activities such as exercise or getting more involved in the community will reduce your stress and add value to your life, but it is not possible until you are in recovery from your addiction. If you end your treatment when you exit rehab, over time you will forget some of the lessons you learned in therapy and support groups, and your recovery could slip. Continuing treatment through individual therapy or a support group will keep recovery fresh on your mind so you are less likely to relapse or experience a crisis.

LSD Abuse Help

LSD is often overlooked as an addictive drug but when you are hooked it turns your life upside down. Addiction treatment can help you live a healthy life without having to worry about when your next dose is. Thousands of people begin recovering from addiction each year by getting treatment. If you or someone you know is addicted to LSD call our toll-free helpline to speak with an addiction specialist about how you can get help. We can refer you to a rehab clinic and are here 24 hours a day to answer any questions you have about the treatment process. Call now and do not forget to ask if your health insurance will help pay for rehab, we are ready to help you.


[1] http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/counseling-and-addiction-how-therapy-can-help How Therapy Can Help

[2] http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition/frequently-asked-questions/where-can-family-members-go-information Where can family members go for information on treatment options?

[3] http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/drug-addiction/basics/coping-support/con-20020970 Coping and Support