LSD is one of the most common hallucinogens used by drug abusers. It is derived from lysergic acid found in ergot, a fungus that grows on grains, and it is taken orally, usually on colored paper or small paper tabs that have pictures on them. LSD can also be found in liquid form and in thin squares of gelatin. The effects of this drug are unpredictable, especially between users. Because LSD is not physically addictive in the same way as other drugs, many abusers voluntarily stop using the drug over time. However, it can be emotionally addicting, as users become dependent on the feelings the drug produces. If you or a loved one abuses LSD, then getting her into a drug treatment program is the best way to deal with the problem.
LSD treatment programs usually begin with medically supervised detox. For most users of this drug, detox involves being in a safe, secure area to give their bodies the time they need to get themselves of the toxins in the drug. An LSD trip can last up to 12 hours, and during this time users may experience both pleasant and unpleasant hallucinations. Hallucinations usually peak about halfway through the 12 hour time period, meaning they will be most intense six hours into the high, but they will weaken after that. Because LSD can cause impulsivity and poor judgment, keeping a person safe during detox is the first goal of rehab. Once the body has rid itself of the drug, then the rehab process can begin.
LSD addiction treatment greatly resembles addiction treatment for other drugs. Most LSD users have experience with or are addicted to other substances, so the goal of treatment is to determine a cause for the addiction(s). Undiagnosed or untreated mental illnesses are often the source of drug problems, so coming up with accurate diagnoses is important for any user to determine a proper treatment regimen. Treatment often includes individual and group therapy sessions, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and medications for mental illnesses. Even though LSD abusers do not struggle with the same types of withdrawal symptoms as addicts of other drugs, homeopathic treatments (like meditation, yoga, nutrition programs, spiritual mentoring and exercise) can increase the likelihood of treatment success.
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