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How Can Moms Help Adult Children Struggling with LSD Abuse

LSD is a very common drug, despite the fact that it is illegal in almost every country in the world.LSD is a powerful chemical made from a fungus that grows on grain.LSD is known by several other names, including acid, blotter, dots, and yellow sunshine.[1] Because of the nature of LSD, your body can build up a tolerance to the drug. This tolerance can lead to drug addiction. One of the best ways to handle addiction is through an intervention.

Typically, an intervention is when the family or friends meet with the addict to motivate them to seek help. Many times, an intervention is a volatile situation. However, this outlet provides an avenue for friends and family to show support to an individual struggling with substance abuse.The objective of an intervention is to present evidence in a structured manner in order to overcome the addict’s avoidance of treatment.[2]

There are several different kinds of interventions. One model of intervention is the Johnson Model. In this kind of intervention, friends and family of the addict create a well thought-out plan. Those involved in the intervention write letters to the addict. These lettersshare their love and support for the drug addict.The intervention attendees also clearly explain the consequences if their loved one does not seek help. The process is based on care and empathy, not blame and anger.

Mom comforting addicted daughter

Seven Elements in the Johnson Model

The Johnson Model has seven components. Each of these parts is necessary to complete an intervention. The end goal is to lead the addict to find the treatment options he or she needs.

The elements that need to be adhered to in the Johnson Model of intervention are as follows:

  • Teams –Small groups are formed that include family, friends, and loved ones.
  • Planning – The team plans ahead to determine the time to hold an intervention and the subjects to be addressed.
  • Focus on caring– The addict is to be treated in a respectful and loving way.
  • Addiction only – During an intervention,addiction is the only topic that should be addressed.
  • Evidence– Proof of substance abuse is shared in the letters.
  • Treatment is the primary goal – The focus of the intervention must be treatment for the user.
  • Treatment options– The team provides three treatment options following the intervention.

In order for the Johnson Model intervention to be used accurately, these elements must be present. When used correctly, ideally, the intervention leads to the user seeking treatment.

When to Hold an LSD Intervention

While the Johnson Model intervention may be a great resource for families and friends of an LSD addict, it is not always the best option. When addiction becomes life threatening, time for an intervention may not be readily available. In these cases, drastic measures may need to be taken instead. If you feel this is your situation please do not wait to seek out help. If you feel your loved one or you is having an emergency, please find immediate medical care.

Find Help For Substance Abuse

It can be difficult to know if or when an intervention should be held for your loved one. The good news is that help available right now. If you or someone you love is dealing with LSD abuse, you can call our helpline. Maybe you would just like to know if an intervention is the right option for you. Our admissions coordinators will be glad to help connect you with the resources to help you make a decision. Please call our 24-hour, toll-free helpline today to get the answers you need.

[1] Drug Facts: Hallucinogens

[2] The 411 on Addiction Interventions. Benton, Sarah. Published on August 14th, 2012.

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