LSD abuse and addiction can be dangerous. “Trips” are unpredictable and can include effects like anxiety, panic, anger, paranoia, increased heart rate, and seizures. They can also include hallucinations and lack of judgment which lead to unwise actions that may have serious consequences. Flashbacks can occur more than a year after the drug was last consumed. Drug tolerance leads to increased overdose risk, and an overdose may cause breathing difficulties or result in a coma.
Choosing Who to Approach About LSD Addiction Help
If you suspect you may be addicted to LSD, you’re probably wondering what your next step should be, and how to get treatment and support. The choice of who to approach with your concerns is a personal one, but there are attributes to look for when deciding where to look for help. The following are some things to consider:
- Is the person knowledgeable about LSD addiction? It isn’t necessary for every person in your support network to be an expert, but it’s important that people understand the seriousness of the issue and support your desire for treatment.
- Does the person understand that addiction is a disease? Sometimes people who aren’t aware of addiction research believe that willpower is enough to overcome it and that help shouldn’t be needed.
- Does the person have any mixed motivations? Friends who have shared drug-taking experiences, for example, may be in denial about their own addictions and therefore not highly supportive of your desire for treatment. They may also fear losing your companionship. Even family members can sometimes have mixed feelings about their loved ones seeking addiction treatment. They may fear embarrassment, for example.
- Is the person compassionate? Will they focus on the present and your need for help more than they focus on the past and blame you for previous choices?
- Does the person believe that change is possible? Some people seem to believe wrongly that addiction is an untreatable condition that can’t be overcome. People who have overcome addictions themselves are often great sources of support and help.
- Can the person maintain confidentiality? Sometimes you aren’t ready to make information about your addiction public, especially if there are legal or employment issues involved.
Helplines Can Provide Information and Support
Helplines can be a great place to start when considering LSD addiction treatment. Ours is toll-free, available 24 hours a day and staffed with compassionate trained individuals who understand what you’re facing. We’ve helped many people in similar circumstances, and we can help you, too. There is life after LSD addiction. Let us help you find it. Call today.