LSD rehab centers

LSD, short for D-lysergic acid diethylamide, is a psychedelic drug. It is made from lysergic acid, which comes from the ergot fungus that grows on rye and other grains.

It is one of the most commonly used hallucinogens, and those who use it experience a serious disconnect from reality that can last around 12 hours, also known as a “trip.” They may experience: euphoria; hallucinations; an altered perception of time; space and speed; out-of-body experiences; and synesthesia, where they “see” music or “hear” colors.

LSD also has physical side effects, including:

  • Dilated pupils
  • Higher or lower body temperature
  • Sweating or chills (“goose bumps”)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sleeplessness
  • Dry mouth
  • Tremors
  • Dizziness

Some people have “bad trips” while on LSD, which can be terrifying for those experiencing them. Symptoms of a “bad trip” on LSD include:

  • Delusions
  • Paranoia
  • Rapid mood swings
  • Violence
  • Fatal accidents
  • Suicide
  • Terror that he or she is disintegrating into nothing

LSD is known by many names, including acid, blotter acid, dots, mellow yellow and window pane. It comes in several forms, including pills, capsules and liquid. The liquid is placed on blotted paper and may have cartoon characters on it, earning LSD its other nicknames: Loony Toons.

How LSD Works

Scientists and researchers are still unsure of how the hallucinogenic drugs like LSD work on the brain.

When someone takes LSD, brain regions once segregated talk to one another. Other brain regions that typically form a network will separate while high, creating a strong sentiment of oneness with the world. This loss of personal identity is called “ego dissolution.”

During acid trips, the formerly separate brain networks governing vision, attention, movement and hearing will further intertwine, leading to what looks like a more cohesive brain. At the same time, the communication between other networks – the parahippocampus and the adjacent retrosplenial cortex – break down.  The former brain region is responsible for contextual processing and associations, while the latter governs navigation, special mapping and episodic memory.

People who use LSD may have flashbacks or hallucinations long after they taken the drug, sometimes years later. LSD also has a similar structure in the brain that can cause psychosis. This chemical can get lodged into the spinal cord, which can lead to the hallucinogenic episodes long after a person takes the drug.

While LSD can cause some serious damage to the user, recovering from LSD use is, thankfully, very possible.

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Treatment for LSD

For those seeking LSD addiction treatment, they are in luck: LSD has few physical withdrawal symptoms. However, some people may experience a lot of psychological effects, such as anxiety, depression, concentration problems, confusion, depersonalization, flashbacks, mood swings, psychosis, or suicidal thoughts. For people who regularly use LSD, it may take months until they feel normal again.

Treatment for LSD may not need to involve detox; however, for those who do seek medical LSD detox, it should be done under the supervision of a physician or at LSD treatment centers or LSD rehab centers, where medical professionals can monitor withdrawal symptoms.

Counseling and therapy are also a critical part of treatment for LSD addiction. Therapy can help address the psychological effects of LSD and the reasons they might have used LSD, and give them the tools and skills they need to regain control of their lives and health. Therapy and counseling may be needed to treat any co-occurring disorders as well.

Treatment for LSD at Sovereign Health of Florida

Sovereign Health of Florida offers treatment for LSD at both our Fort Myers and Pompano Beach location. We are the best treatment provider for those working on recovering from LSD. We make sure to have an accurate diagnosis in order to create customized LSD addiction treatment plans to help an individual regain control of their life and health.

For more information about our LSD treatment centers at Sovereign Health, please contact our 24/7 helpline.

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