LSD is derived from ergot, a fungus that develops on rye grass. It is sold on the street in tablets, capsules and occasionally in a liquid form. It is odorless and colorless and has a slightly bitter taste. LSD is usually ingested orally, often being added to absorbent paper, such as blotter paper, and divided into small decorated squares, each representing one dose. Although LSD abusers do not develop a chemical dependency on the drug, those who are predisposed to addiction can become psychologically dependent.
At Clarity Way, our LSD rehab can help you or your loved one figure out why LSD became a problem in the first place. We can help you recover from the physical and psychological effects of addiction as we teach you the tools you’ll need to sustain a lifelong recovery. Learn more about LSD and find out how our multidisciplinary therapies and activities can heal your mind, body, and spirit from the damage addiction caused.
The Short and Long-Term Effects of LSD
LSD is more commonly known as acid, blotter acid, window pane, dots, and mellow yellow. The “trip” users experience a wide range of unpredictable feelings — some victims suffer through terrifying experiences that last for hours. These trips depend on the amount of the drug taken, the user’s personality, mood, expectations, and the surroundings in which the drug is used. The user generally feels effects within the first 30 to 90 minutes of ingestion. The effects on average last for a period of 12 hours, and include dilated pupils, increased body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, tremors, delusions, and visual hallucinations.
LSD users often have flashbacks during which their LSD experience recurs even though they have stopped taking the drug. Users may also develop long-lasting psychoses, such as schizophrenia or severe depression. Though not considered a physically addictive drug, LSD does have mentally addictive tendencies, and users can develop a tolerance over time, meaning that they will consume progressively larger quantities of the drug in order to achieve the same hallucinogenic effects from use to use. As a result, LSD rehab becomes necessary.
The Clarity Way LSD Rehab Center
Due to the psychoses effect in taking LSD, it is important for users to seek intensive inpatient residential LSD rehabilitation treatment to deal with the delusions and flashbacks that occur. Because severe depression and schizophrenia can also result from long-term abuse, it is imperative that users find a facility that can deal with their mental health needs. Clarity Way’s LSD rehab center features a supportive and qualified staff of therapists who treat clients with a range of progressive therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing Therapy, Music Therapy, Biofeedback, Art Therapy, and more.
Call Clarity Way now at 1-877-548-4794, and find out how we can help you find your lifelong path to recovery.
Posted on August 17th, 2015 in Blog