As a parent, you want what is best for your son or daughter, and seeing your child struggle with LSD abuse can be extremely difficult. Although you may plainly see the problem, your son or daughter may continue using LSD and show no signs of quitting. Many LSD users do not realize they have a problem, so they see no reason to stop using LSD. Other LSD users may realize they have a problem, but they may have trouble quitting on their own. Quitting LSD is not as simple as deciding to quit and then simply quitting. To successfully quit LSD, your son or daughter will need help.
Why Does My Son or Daughter Use LSD?
LSD is an extremely potent substance with lasting effects on its users. LSD produces hallucinatory effects, which can cause a user’s sensory perceptions to be altered and can also produce feelings of euphoria.[i] LSD is so strong that when users take a dose, it is often referred to as taking a trip because of the hallucinatory experience users go through. If a user continues to abuse LSD, he or she may become addicted, which makes it much harder to quit. LSD addiction, however, is not generally a physical addiction but a psychological one. Users become addicted to how they feel when high on the drug. LSD creates an alternate reality for users in which they have new sensations—such as hearing colors and seeing sounds—that may change how they feel about real life. Also, a user’s hallucinations may be so appealing that they crave the experience over and over again.
LSD can also produce bad trips, though, in which the user may see extremely terrifying things that seem very real to them. This can cause users to act out irrationally and put themselves and others in danger to avoid the perceived threat. Bad trips can also leave an impression of flashbacks in which users re-experience the frightening hallucinations even after the drug has left their systems.[ii] To escape such paranoia, users may be motivated to take more LSD.
Helping Your Son or Daughter Quit LSD
If your son or daughter is using or addicted to LSD, you should step in and try to help. Sit down, and talk with your son or daughter about the LSD abuse, and tell your child that you think he or she needs help. Let your child know how the addiction has affected his or her behavior and how that has affected you. Keep open lines of communication with your son or daughter so that you can speak openly about the LSD addiction at any time. If your son or daughter does not respond to your talks, you should consider planning an LSD intervention.
Your Son or Daughter Can Quit LSD
It is important to be supportive of your son or daughter during his or her struggle with LSD addiction and let your child know that he or she has the power to quit. If you want to find out more about LSD addiction and addiction treatment, call our toll-free helpline and speak with our trained addiction experts. Our experts can provide the latest information about LSD addiction treatment and direct you to an effective treatment center. We are here for you 24 hours a day, so please call now.