Four Common Treatment Methods for LSD Addiction

Addiction requires professional treatment for a healthy, holistic and long-term recovery. LSD addiction is no different. There are various therapy, treatment and aftercare options available to any recovering individual. Combining these valuable resources can lead to a healthy, happy and sober life.

Inpatient Treatment for LSD Addiction

Inpatient addiction treatment provides the most thorough and professional support for any addiction recovery. All co-occurring issues must be treated for an individual to find long-term health and abstinence. Inpatient treatment programs have the professionals, resources and experience to provide this integrated care. Drug abuse and addiction are rarely stand-alone problems. Individuals may use other substances or struggle with mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression or personality disorders. Until these are treated, and treated together in a comprehensive way, recovery may remain out of reach.

Medication as Treatment for LSD Addiction

Ending LSD use is rarely accompanied by physical withdrawal symptoms. Any that do occur are typically mild. Therefore medication is not recommended for use during withdrawal. Medications can complicate recovery, and a primary goal of treatment is to show patients how they can cope with, navigate and enjoy the world without pharmacological aids.

However there are certainly exceptions to this. Addiction, and particularly LSD addiction, is rarely a stand-alone concern. Individuals often use more than one substance, and withdrawal and recovery from use of alcohol, opiates and other substances may require the support of certain medications. Mental health issues also complicate recovery. As MedlinePlus explains,

“Because LSD use may cause mental problems, medicines may be also prescribed to help treat symptoms of anxiety, depression, or schizophrenia.”1

Patients may experience other LSD-related mental health issues such as hallucinogen persisting perception disorder (HPPD). No one issue should — or can — be ignored in treatment. Each should be addressed in a way that supports overall, integrated wellness.

Family Counseling for LSD Addiction

Addiction does more than impact the lives of active users. It affects those closest to them. This makes addiction as much a family or social disease as it is a personal or genetic one. Therefore long-term recovery comes from finding support for both the recovering individuals and those who love him or her.

Counseling Addicted Families explains that families, “can promote change and support new nonabusive, nonaddictive behaviors, or they can utterly sabotage success at every turn.”2 This sabotage does not have to be intentional or mean-spirited. Much recovery sabotage comes from a place of love — and a place of codependence and enabling. These actions have to end for the health of the recovering individual and the health of those who love him or her. Family therapy, often an integrated part of a recovery program, helps everyone begin to heal. Therapy helps individuals gain coping skills and learn more about personal thoughts and behaviors. It sets the stage for long-term, continued success.

Aftercare for Continued LSD Addiction Recovery Success

Individuals may be tempted to think that once an inpatient or outpatient program is completed, addiction is over and recovery efforts are complete. However addiction is a chronic disease. While recovery is more than possible for anyone, it is also never “over.” Maintaining any recovery requires long-term support. And Substance Use & Abuse found LSD users may find that they need more support than those who use other drugs. At the same time, club drug users are more likely to complete their treatment program than users of other drugs.3 Staying in treatment is a strong indicator of recovery success. Long-term sobriety from LSD continues with aftercare and community support efforts.

Choosing the Right Treatment Method for LSD Addiction

There are many options for LSD addiction treatment. Choosing the right ones is key to finding long-term recovery. Call our toll-free helpline, 424-387-3118, to learn more about the options available and to discover which ones are right for you. Our admissions coordinators will listen to your needs and concerns and match you to the treatment programs that will offer the individualized support you need. We are here 24 hours a day, so please take action today.

By Alanna Hilbink


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Sources:
1“Substance Use — LSD.” MedlinePlus. 5 May 2018.
2Juhnke, Gerald A. Counseling Addicted Families: An Integrated Assessment and Treatment Model. Jun. 2006.
3Maxwell, JC and Spence, RT. “Profiles of Club Drug Users in Treatment.” Substance Use & Misuse. 2005.


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