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Who Needs an Intervention?

Intervention is a powerful tool families can use to help their addicted love one enter treatment. The ultimate goal is to get the person to begin treatment for the addiction. A part of achieving that goal is an open discussion of the addiction and its negative effects on the individual, as well as upon each member of the intervening group. When a loved one’s addictive behaviors continue in spite of negative consequences, an intervention may be the best way to get him the treatment he needs. Drug Addiction vs. Use and Abuse Drug addiction begins when the use of a […]

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LSD Rehab: Separating Facts From Myth

LSD is a drug with a storied past. It was introduced back in 1938, a young chemist named Albert Hofmann created the drug to help stimulate the respiratory and circulatory systems. Five years later, Hofmann tinkered with the formula, and this time, he took 250 micrograms himself. He believed this dose would have minimal effects, if any at all. But when Hofmann went to work on his bicycle, he was unwittingly going on the first LSD trip. Even in seemingly small amounts, the drug creates unique feelings and sensations in the mind of the user. Years later, LSD became a […]

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LSD Paraphernalia and Signs of Use

LSD Paraphernalia and Signs of Use

Lysergic acid diethylamide – best known as LSD or acid – is a psychedelic hallucinogen that profoundly alters the mind for about 12 hours per experience (hit). The drug’s effects can include the following: Vivid and sometimes horrifying hallucinations Panic attacks, anxiety and paranoia Cognitive malfunction akin to brain damage Spikes in heart rate and blood pressure levels Loss of touch with the consensus reality The acceleration of a mental health disorder Involuntary recurrent memories, called flashbacks1 An LSD trip also increases the risk of serious accident or injury, including dangerous interactions with antidepressants or lithium. These risks multiply for […]

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Can LSD Cause Personality Disorders?

Can LSD Cause Personality Disorders?

How we think, feel and act defines who we are. When we do these things in a significantly different way than others and to a degree that impacts our personal and social health, we may have a personality disorder. Personality disorders vary in how much they disrupt our lives, in the specific symptoms involved, and in their causes. What Does a Personality Disorder Look Like? There are ten types of personality disorders. These types include the following: Each has unique symptoms but at the same time often overlaps with other types. As Psychology Today shares, “They are rather vague and […]

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What is a Workaholic?

We’ve all heard the expression, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” However, the sad truth of the matter is that today’s society places a premium on people who work long hours. This typically translates into being focused and industrious when it comes to all things work-related. Usually, this isn’t a problem as long as one’s professional life is balanced with a rewarding personal life. However, if your work starts to take on increasingly larger and larger portions of your time until it leaves room for little else, than you may have a work addiction problem. One […]

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