LSD is short for lysergic acid diethylamide, a potent hallucinogen that was created in the 1930’s. It is synthetically made from lysergic acid, which is found in ergot, a fungus that grows on grains. LSD is extremely strong, even though a typical dose is only about a microgram. People refer to being high on LSD as a “trip” which can be pleasurable for some or lead to a terrifying experience called a “bad trip.” LSD may change ones perception of time, make colors seem more vibrant, or cause confusion and worry. LSD effects all people differently. It is odorless, colorless and has a slightly bitter taste. Most commonly, LSD is a liquid but can also be found in paper-like tablets or sugar that you would put on your tongue. It can also be highly addictive. If you’re suffering from an addiction to LSD, our addiction treatment center can help.
Signs Someone Is High on LSD
• Hallucinations • Distorted visual perception of shapes and colors • Altered sounds • Rapid heart rate or increased body temperature • Dilated pupils
Long-Term Effects of LSD
Extreme changes in mood can occur when LSD is taken repeatedly, the drug produces delusions and visual hallucinations that lead to severe psychosis. Death from LSD is usually caused by an injury that occurred while high on LSD.
Symptoms of Withdrawal from LSD
Withdrawal from LSD is not known to cause physical pain; however, anxiety, depression, psychosis and flashbacks of “trips” are common when the body is withdrawing from LSD. A person in LSD withdrawal may experience confusion and easily lose track of time or experience bad depth perception.
The best way to treat LSD addiction is by seeking help. Entering treatment allows medical professionals and clinical therapists to determine the severity of the addiction, find and treat any underlying co-occurring disorders and helps those addicted to LSD learn new coping skills, create recovery communities, and finally overcome their addiction to LSD. TruHealing Centers located around the country can help make this process easier. Every center evaluates patients and learns about their history with addiction. This helps us create a treatment plan specifically for you. Once a treatment plan is created, a team of dedicated professionals will determine the severity of the addiction and if medical detox is needed. Detox can include uncomfortable symptoms, but 24-hour medical professionals will help to ensure safety and comfort. After the withdrawal symptoms subside is when an individual can continue the path of recovery during inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient or outpatient programs.
TruHealing Centers’ detox facilities offer medically assisted detox for individuals facing acute withdrawal from heroin, as well as inpatient and outpatient therapy programs designed to build the skills for long-term recovery. During detox, every individual in our care has access to around-the-clock nursing care to monitor their vitals and provide medication when necessary. Our staff will assess each individual’s needs and help design a plan for them to taper their use smoothly and safely with the least amount of discomfort.
Further Treatment Options
At TruHealing Centers, we offer the full continuum of care, from intensive inpatient programs through a number of outpatient levels of care. We believe, supported by evidence, that a longer stay in treatment sets patients up for a better chance at long term recovery. We are committed to helping every individual achieve long term recovery. This means treating not only physical addiction, but addressing the mental and spiritual aspects as well. Our staff will create an individualized treatment plan with you, using a variety of therapeutic modalities to help every individual build the skills for long term recovery. If you or a loved one is struggling with heroin addiction, dealing with acute withdrawal, have just completed detox or another level of care and are looking for the next step in recovery, call us now to speak with a treatment professional or complete our convenient online form.
The first step in your recovery journey is reaching out to TruHealing Centers by calling 833.631.0525 or completing our online contact form. Our team provides comprehensive and compassionate care for addiction, including for an LSD addiction.
Next, our TruHealing Centers team will walk you through the admissions process. This process includes a thorough assessment of your mental and physical health, including your medical history, length of LSD use, and family history of addiction. We then use this information to formulate a treatment plan that suited to your particular needs.
The last step is actually a beginning. This is when you begin your addiction treatment program with TruHealing Centers. Our holistic approach combines treatment programs with therapy sessions to heal both the body and the mind, so you have the best chance of achieving genuine, long-lasting reccovery.
When you choose to enter into an addiction treatment program at TruHealing Centers, you are choosing to give yourself the best chance at recovery. Studies have shown that people who complete an addiction treatment program have a lower chance of relapse than those who do not. By enrolling in our programs, you are setting yourself up for success.
Our team will walk you through the insurance verification process. We will do everything we can to ensure that you can enroll in our life-changing treatment programs.
Your treatment program will last as long as necessary to give you the tools and support you need to live an addiction-free lifestyle. The truth is that the longer a person stays in addiction treatment, the better chance they have to remain in recovery.