Detox and Withdrawal from Hallucinogens

Currently, there is no known physical addictiveness with hallucinogens which makes finding help for you or a loved one difficult. However, Recovery Ways has multiple therapists and psychiatrists that can help the user identify why they were using the drug, use behavioral therapies to resist using the drugs again and administer any medications that could help with resulting anxiety or depression.

The psychological dependency on these drugs can be due to the sensations the drugs provide such as an increased feeling of perception or connectedness. Our medical and clinical teams can help the user learn different healthier ways to feel these and ways to prevent them from using the drugs again. Maintaining a healthy and sober life is possible with the use of our various treatment options and support.

Physical Symptoms

Hallucinogens affect the serotonin and glutamate production process in the brain that is essential for several major bodily processes. When an addict ceases use of the hallucinogen the chemical imbalances begin withdrawal symptoms such as:

  • Tremors
  • Increased heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing
  • Muscle stiffening
  • Body temperature fluctuations
  • Seizures

Are you or your loved one ready for detox?

RRecovery Ways has an excellent LSD and hallucinogen detox service that is medically supervised and patient minded. Our admissions coordinators will passionately review your case and find the best treatment options available.

Psychological Symptoms

Since hallucinogens affect brain chemicals they also cause a difference in psychological and emotional states during and after use. Depending on which hallucinogen was used and how much affects the severity of the symptoms.

  • Psychosis
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Rage
  • Speech difficulties
  • Low impulse control

Abuse/Addiction Potential

woman screaming with hands on head, lsd and hallucinogens detox programCompared to other drugs, hallucinogens are not as addictive but they do affect the brain’s ability to maintain normal bodily functions with frequent, ongoing use. Users can become tolerant to the drugs and need more to feel the same effects. Hallucinogen addiction is a psychological dependency that develops over time by affecting the brain chemical functions.

Long-Term Hallucinogen Withdrawal Symptoms

Long-term use of hallucinogens can cause brain damage that can last for years even if the user is clean, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In extreme cases, users develop hallucinogen persisting perception disorder (HPPD). HPPD is a flashback or hallucination that occurs long after the user has stopped the use of the drug. HPPD can cause:

  • Paranoia
  • Anxiety
  • Delusions
  • Random flashbacks/hallucinations
  • Schizophrenic-type symptoms

Managing Withdrawal at an LSD Detox Center

Recovery Ways can help hallucinogen users with the psychological dependency they have on the drugs. We can offer medications that will help with any anxiety or depression that may present itself during this time. We will also be able to make sure that the patient is healthy and look for any signs of co-occurring disorders or brain damage that may have resulted from the repeated use.

Detox LSD & Hallucinogens

If you or a loved one is in need of LSD & hallucinogen detox, we can help. Our admissions coordinators are here to take your call, review your insurance and find out if it will cover the costs associated with addiction detox.

If you’re ready to start the admissions process please call 888.986.7848