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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Can LSD Cause Personality Disorders?

Can LSD Cause Personality Disorders?

On This Page: What it Looks Like Causes Treatment How we think, feel and act defines who we are. When we do these things in a significantly different way than others and to a degree that impacts our personal and social health, we may have a personality disorder. Personality disorders vary in how much they disrupt our lives, in the specific symptoms involved, and in their causes. What Does a Personality Disorder Look Like? There are ten types of personality disorders. These types include the following: Each has unique symptoms but at the same time often overlaps with other types. […]

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Amphetamine Abuse and Your Immune System

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The human immune system is an amazing set of biological structures and processes that protect against bacteria, microbes, toxins, viruses, and other agents that cause sickness and disease. You may be surprised to learn that your immune system is interconnected with your central nervous system, which sends, receives, and interprets information signals within the body. This connection becomes clear once extreme stress affects the central nervous system. Under great stress, a person’s immune system can weaken and become more susceptible to an illness. How Amphetamine Misuse Impacts Your Health Amphetamines can be prescribed, or they can be traded illegally. Illegal […]

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What Are Psychedelic Amphetamines?

What Are Psychedelic Amphetamines?

On This Page: Effects Risks Treatment Help The world of psychedelic and hallucinogenic drugs can be quite complicated. Those without biochemistry degrees may be surprised to know that hallucinogens fall into several different groups or classes. These groups are defined by the way these drugs operate, and they include: Serotogenic Psychadelics: These drugs impact serotonin receptors in the brain, including DMT, LSD, and psyilocybin. Entactogens: These drugs are most similar to amphetamines, and may be considered “psychedelic amphetamines” in some circles. This group includes drugs like MDMA. Dissociatives: These drugs are more likely to cause depressive effects and withdrawals and […]

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How to Help a Loved One Get Help for LSD Abuse

How to Help a Loved One Get Help for LSD Abuse

When someone you care about is addicted to LSD or any other drug, you may feel a number of emotions ranging from denial, to anxiety, to anger. When that person is your boyfriend — or girlfriend, it can make the situation even more complex, as you will likely alternate between wanting to help and wanting to leave him. If you decide to stay in the relationship, there are several professional resources available to help you deal with your own emotions and help him choose recovery. Tips to Get Your Boyfriend to Quit LSD Most people when facing a substance use […]

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