Drug Addiction

How Common Is LSD Addiction?

How Common Is LSD Addiction?

LSD, or lysergic acid diethylamide, has found its place primarily in underground clubs or raves. Ecstasy and even PCP are more likely to be found in these settings, but LSD still finds its way into the mix. LSD Addiction Statistics The following are facts and statistics about LSD use and addiction: The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) estimated that 200,000 plus people use LSD for the first time every year. This means that about 9.7% of people older than 12 have used LSD at least once. Since 2002 and the introduction of better drug abuse education the […]

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Drunk on Alcohol or High on LSD: How to Know the Difference

Drunk on Alcohol or High on LSD: How to Know the Difference

LSD is a psychedelic drug that is one of the most potent mood-changing chemicals available. This drug is sold in the following forms: Tablet Capsule Liquid Blotter paper Although LSD most commonly is ingested, it can also be sniffed and injected.1 LSD is a semi-synthetic drug made from a fungus called ergot, which is found on common grains, including rye.2 LSD interrupts the interaction between nerve cells and serotonin, a neurotransmitter that promotes positive feelings. This interaction triggers an altered state that begins within the first hour or two of taking the drug and can last up to 12 hours. […]

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Hormonal Balance and LSD Use

Hormonal Balance and LSD Use

On This Page: Dangers of Hormonal Imbalance LSD Abuse Rehab LSD Abuse Helpline Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is a hallucinogen with psychedelic properties. LSD “trips” can last from 6 to 12 hours and can cause many different responses in the body. For example, a person who misuses LSD may experience vivid hallucinations that can be terrifying. Others who use the drug may experience mood swings, anxiety, panic attacks, or paranoia. Because LSD is an illegal drug, people often procure other illegal drugs when they take LSD, or mix LSD with alcohol. The results can be very dangerous. LSD is a […]

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Keeping Score: Why Total Wellness Should Be Priority No. 1 for Professional Athletes

doctor putting stethascope on football helmet

It’s no secret that a professional sports career comes with a pretty impressive perks package — worldwide recognition, an enviable seven-figure paycheck, flashy endorsement deals, adulation from fans of all ages, an instant platform to champion meaningful causes and so much more. What may seem like such a charmed life, however, comes with enormous pressures that are often left unaddressed. To consistently play at peak physical level, which, of course, is the expectation when organizations are investing so much money in someone’s talent, players often deal with nagging injuries. And rather than rehabilitating their torn-up knees and jacked-up backs properly, […]

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How Methadone Affects Sleep

How Methadone Affects Sleep

Methadone can cause changes in brain chemistry that alter sleep regulation. In other words, both the amount and quality of sleep can become shorter and less efficient after methadone abuse. Chronic methadone abuse can often result in insomnia, which can lead to a host of problems. Severe sleep deprivation and methadone abuse can pose numerous overall health risks, including the following: Slowed reaction times and decreased brain functioning – Sleep deprivation interferes with cognitive processing, which results in slower reaction times and a lack of alertness. Forgetfulness and confusion are often side effects of severe sleep deprivation and methadone abuse. […]

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