Get Back to Reality: How Archstone Recovery Can Help with LSD Addiction
You may think of LSD as something of a “retro” or “throwback” drug because of its popularity in the 1960s and ‘70s, but LSD use is still quite prevalent today and it is very popular among teens and college students. LSD, or lysergic acid diethylamide, is the single most powerful mind-altering hallucinogenic drug on the planet. It takes only a microscopic amount, usually ingested on a “tab” of chemically treated paper, to start the “trip” or hallucinatory experience.
LSD Trip and Hallucinations
Trips can last from a few hours to a few days, and users generally cannot function in any normal way during this period. There is no way to tell how long the trip will last and no way to “come down”—the trip has to take its course. There is also hard to tell whether the trip will be a positive experience or a very negative one. Positive trips can be life-altering spiritual experiences, but bad trips can traumatize a user severely. LSD is not a physically addictive drug, meaning that it doesn’t induce cravings. However, many users become psychologically dependent on LSD trips as a way to escape from reality.
LSD: Escape From Reality
Unfortunately, LSD is an extremely unpredictable drug, and a few long-term users “escape” from reality permanently due to brain damage. Many users also experience “flashbacks” to their trips, even decades after a single use. Heavy use of LSD can be very dangerous, not only because of the potential for damage to the brain but also because users can make very bad decisions on LSD—they might become fascinated by headlights and stand in traffic, or decide that they can fly and jump off a building.
If you find that you’re using LSD too much or neglecting your real life as a result, you need to seek treatment before you do serious damage to your body or your life. Archstone Recovery can help. Archstone Recovery’s state-of-the-art treatment facility in Lantana, Florida (FL) (convenient to Palm Beach and Miami), has a caring medical staff and therapists who specialize in treating hallucinogen addiction. Drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment can make an enormous difference in your life. If you need help, make the call and contact Archstone Recovery to find a drug treatment program that’s right for you.