LSD’s effects can range from “pleasant” to unpleasant and unpredictable. Any and all of these effects result from the drug’s impact on the brain. While some changes are temporary, others are more lasting. So can these be reversed, and can your brain heal after LSD use? Read on to learn how LSD works, how it changes the brain and what treatment and recovery can do for you. What Is LSD? LSD is a complex drug synthesized from a seemingly simple fungus. This fungus, called ergot, grows on rye. Ergot is a poison and can cause serious mental and physical health […]
On This Page: Effects of Morphine on the Mind More about Morphine Prescription Morphine Morphine Addiction Finding Help It is not unusual for drug users to develop code names, also called slang or street names to avoid suspicion and detection. Street names are often a description of the drug they stand for, making it easier for drug dealers to pass merchandise along without being suspected. For example, morphine comes in white tablets so the tablets are often called the white lady. Morphine tablets can also be ground into powder for snorting or intravenous intake and are also known as salt […]
LSD stands for lysergic acid diethylamide, a hallucinogenic drug first developed in 1938. Hallucinogens are a diverse group of drugs that alter perception, thoughts and feelings.1 According to the most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly 10 percent of those 12 and older have used LSD in their lifetime.1 LSD in tablet, capsule or liquid form, but the most popular way to ingest the drug is from absorbent paper “stamps.” The user places the stamp in their mouth where it dissolves. This fast-acting form of LSD begins to work in less than 30 minutes. Understanding more about […]
On This Page: LSD and Tolerance LSD Overdose LSD Side Effects Finding Treatment Taking high doses of the hallucinogenic drug LSD leads to unpredictable consequences, possibly landing a person in the emergency room with psychotic thoughts, a racing heart and elevated blood pressure. Treatment for LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) overdose varies, but should include psychological counseling to help patients avoid further destructive drug use. LSD and Tolerance Users who take LSD repeatedly develop a tolerance and need higher and higher doses of the drug to achieve hallucinogenic effects. Since the drug is unregulated and made in underground labs, it often […]
Today, I’m excited to bring you a roundtable discussion all about interventions. What makes them successful? What are their challenges? How could they be improved? We’ll answer those questions and more during this three-part conversation featuring treatment professionals Louise Stanger, Sara Counes, Phil Plant and Arthur Westinghouse. To read more tips about planning an intervention, check out How to Start the Intervention Process.