Unlike cocaine and heroin LSD is not considered an addictive drug because it does not create compulsive drug-seeking behaviors. Given the unpredictability of the drug, the higher the tolerance that is gained and the more of the drug that is needed to obtain the ideal sense of intoxication or high from LSD the more dangerous it becomes. With trips lasting up to 12 hours, the danger is that a “bad trip” and flashbacks will occur and there is no relief from it until the drug wears off. Bad trips can bring back entire series of previous bad trips and can produce unwanted emotions and stressful and irreparable damage to the user through actions that they are unaware they are taking. The dangers here are that with increased tolerance and usage a person may go on a trip and never return to normalcy.
Despite the consequences of a bad trip or of negative experiences from taking LSD, if a user continues to take the drug, a detox may be necessary. Physical and mental rehabilitation is the best found detox from a hallucinogen. Going to therapy and counseling might only result in the user lying about progress and continuing to use. A detox program will work to:
- Undo the harm the drugs have caused to the body
- Eliminate cravings
- Reestablish a natural “high” within the body
- Equip the user with ways to live drug free
This progress is achieved by treating a person for mental instability or psychotic behavior. They would be treated in a similar way that patients with schizophrenia are treated. Depleted vitamins within the user will also have to be restored. An important vitamin that needs replenishing is Vitamin C, which can act as a mood stabilizer. A biophysical cleansing may also help the patient return to health when the toxins are targeted to be eliminated from the users system.
LSD is the most common hallucinogen and is one of the most potent mood-changing chemicals. Hallucinations are profound distortions of a person’s sense of reality. They disrupt the interaction of nerve cells and the neurotransmitter serotonin. LSD is found in tablets, capsules and occasionally liquid forms. LSD is odorless, colorless and has a slightly bitter taste. LSD is manufactured from lysergic acid, which is found in ergot, a fungus that grows on rye and other grains.
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