Hallucinogen Addiction

What LSD Abuse Does to a Person

On This Page: Effects Help Treatment While LSD, a potent hallucinogenic substance, is not considered to be physically addictive like many other drugs, it can have a serious psychological impact. Often used at parties or social gatherings where the focus is often the present, not necessarily long-term future realities, the potential consequences for experimenting with LSD can lead to drug abuse. The Short and Long of Using LSD After only one dose, LSD use can lead to mind-altering conditions that can last for years. One of these conditions is known as hallucinogen persisting perception disorder (HPPD). This disorder produces repeated […]

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LSD Rehab: Separating Facts From Myth

LSD is a drug with a storied past. It was introduced back in 1938, a young chemist named Albert Hofmann created the drug to help stimulate the respiratory and circulatory systems. Five years later, Hofmann tinkered with the formula, and this time, he took 250 micrograms himself. He believed this dose would have minimal effects, if any at all. But when Hofmann went to work on his bicycle, he was unwittingly going on the first LSD trip. Even in seemingly small amounts, the drug creates unique feelings and sensations in the mind of the user. Years later, LSD became a […]

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LSD Paraphernalia and Signs of Use

LSD Paraphernalia and Signs of Use

Lysergic acid diethylamide – best known as LSD or acid – is a psychedelic hallucinogen that profoundly alters the mind for about 12 hours per experience (hit). The drug’s effects can include the following: Vivid and sometimes horrifying hallucinations Panic attacks, anxiety and paranoia Cognitive malfunction akin to brain damage Spikes in heart rate and blood pressure levels Loss of touch with the consensus reality The acceleration of a mental health disorder Involuntary recurrent memories, called flashbacks1 An LSD trip also increases the risk of serious accident or injury, including dangerous interactions with antidepressants or lithium. These risks multiply for […]

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How Long Does It Take to Get Addicted to LSD?

People who have become dependent on the hallucinogenic effects of LSD crave the drug for a variety of reasons. While LSD is not physically addictive, some people develop a psychological addiction to LSD in a matter of days or weeks, depending on personal circumstances. How LSD Abuse Begins An addiction may be physical, psychological, or both. Although LSD is one of the most potent hallucinogenic drugs, it is not physically addictive. However, the Drug Enforcement Administration classifies LSD as a Schedule I drug; listed drugs have no current accepted medical use and carry potential for psychological or physical abuse.1   […]

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LSD Addiction and Malnutrition

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Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is synthesized from lysergic acid, a material that grows as a fungus on rye and other grains. It is one of the most common hallucinogenic drugs available and is a potent mood-changing chemical. LSD is known by several slang terms. On the street, it can be called acid, sugar cubes, trips, and hits, among other names. It isn’t always easy to spot, because a little goes a long way. It is typically found in liquid form on small amounts of blotter paper that have perforated edges. Poor self-care and decreased interest in personal health is one […]

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Dear Friends,

On November 10, 2018, the Woolsey Fire destroyed The Canyon at Peace Park’s treatment facility. At this time, The Canyon at Peace Park is not accepting patients for any services. We arranged for the safe and seamless discharge or transition of all patients when we were forced to evacuate due to the fire.

For over 12 years, The Canyon at Peace Park has been privileged to provide integrated treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders to patients across the nation. Our main focus has always been on our patients and their success. We have served hundreds of patients and their families, providing exclusive treatment and services for a wide range of behavioral health and addiction issues.

Our trained, compassionate staff has been committed to delivering quality patient care with dignity and respect, with the goal of helping our patients return to their communities as healthier individuals. We are extremely proud of the sacrifices of those who worked every day, often under challenging circumstances, to positively impact our patients’ lives.

We thank the physicians and staff for their expertise and dedication in providing high quality, compassionate treatment and care to the patients we have served.

We look forward to carrying on The Canyon at Peace Park’s legacy through our outpatient locations in Santa Monica and Encino. Foundations Recovery Network also has other residential and outpatient facilities around the country offering the same high quality of service you’ve come to expect from us.

If you need help finding treatment, please visit foundationsrecoverynetwork.com or call for more information.

To request medical records please contact UHS-NRO Records Department. Fax a copy of the completed/signed ROI form to FAX# (615)-997-1200 or it can be emailed to [email protected] If you need additional guidance on medical records, please call (615) 312-5834


The Canyon at Peace Park Leadership Team