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LSD Detox and Withdrawal

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Lysergic acid diethylamide, better known as LSD, is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. Drugs classified as Schedule I do not serve any legitimate medical purposes, and they have a high potential for abuse. LSD, discovered in 1938, is a synthetic drug made from lysergic acid. Lysergic acid is found in the ergot fungus, which grows on grains.

LSD is one of the most potent mood-altering chemicals available. The drug’s hallucinogenic properties have been the motive of much abuse over the years. A sufficient dose will produce visual hallucinations and delusions that significantly alter a user’s sense of identity and time.

Quit tripping on LSD; find an LSD detox center near you. Call to locate one now.

Forms of LSD

LSD is available in powder, liquid, capsule and tablet (microdot) form. The liquid is available in the form of gelatin sheets/shapes — called “window panes” — and in dropper bottles. The liquid is often applied to the following:

  • Stickers
  • Blotter paper squares (frequently with colorful designs)
  • Candy
  • Sugar cubes
  • Soda crackers

The National Drug Intelligence Center indicates that a survey found that there were 20.2 million US residents aged 12 and older who had used LSD at least once during their lives. In 2008, approximately 779,000 US residents aged 12 and older used LSD at least once during the year.

Why Should I Detox?

The abuse of LSD has been a problem since the 1960s. The effects of LSD can cause panic and be quite frightening. The effects of the drug are unpredictable. The dose, the user’s mood and personality, surroundings and expectations all affect the way LSD makes you feel.

Although not considered an addictive drug, LSD users may develop a tolerance, making it necessary to ingest progressively larger doses of the drug to produce the same hallucinogenic effects they want. This tolerance may develop in as little as three or four doses. Taking large quantities of LSD can result in dangerous consequences, including death. The unpredictability of this drug makes taking it an extremely dangerous practice. LSD users can develop long-term psychosis, such as severe depression or schizophrenia. You may experience a bad trip and may have despair, fear of losing control, and severe, terrifying feelings and thoughts. Call now to get into an LSD detox center.

LSD use can cause the user to experience flashbacks, sometimes sudden and without warning, for more than a year after the last use. These flashbacks may be persistent, causing severe impairment or distress in occupational or social functioning. This is a condition identified as hallucinogen-induced persisting perceptual disorder (HPPD).

LSD’s hallucinogenic properties can impair your physical abilities including your ability to operate machinery or drive. Individuals have experienced fatal accidents because they were under the influence of LSD. There are many reasons to stop using LSD; call now to potentially save your life.

Experiencing Detox

Since LSD is not an addictive drug, the term withdrawal has a different meaning than it does with other drugs. Former users will have repercussions of previous usage to deal with including:

  • HPPD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Impaired memory
  • Schizophrenia
  • Mental confusion
  • Diminished attention span
  • Psychological dependence
  • Difficulty with abstract thought
  • Suicidal thoughts

“Your doctor will want to know any other health issues that may have been exacerbated by your drug use. You will possibly undergo testing for depression and other mental illnesses.”Your body needs time to recover from your LSD use. During your stay at an LSD withdrawal treatment facility, your heart rate, temperature, blood pressure and breathing will be monitored, as well as your fluid and electrolyte levels. In rare instances, the withdrawal symptoms experienced may require sedation. Except for suicidal thoughts, LSD withdrawal symptoms are not usually life-threatening; however, they can be uncomfortable. If medical professionals deem it necessary, you may be given medications to reduce any symptoms you may be experiencing. During your stay at the LSD detox center, you may undergo a series of tests and receive treatment for medical issues, such as liver damage, caused by your drug use. Stop living in the altered world of LSD; find an LSD detox center near you by calling today.

Your doctor will want to know any other health issues that may have been exacerbated by your drug use. You will possibly undergo testing for depression and other mental illnesses. Your honesty with the doctor is crucial; he or she is there to assist you. Addiction treatment may be negatively affected by your dishonesty or lack of details.

Get LSD Detox Help Today

If this is the first time you are seeking the aid of an LSD withdrawal treatment facility, you may be unsure of what to anticipate or may have some misconceptions about what will or will not occur while in detox. If you have questions, call and get the answers you need.
You can leave residential treatment facilities at any time, even if you have been ordered by the court to undergo detox. The court may assess penalties if you leave, but the option to leave is available to you throughout your time at an LSD detox center.

Help is available today. You can take the first step toward a healthy, balanced life right now. Call to locate an LSD detox program near you and begin living without LSD.

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