Psychedelics, while they can cause pleasurable side effects, are mostly Schedule I classified drugs that are not only illegal but dangerous. While psychedelics can cause a person to feel a sense of oneness with the universe and experience spiritual or enjoyable hallucinations and distorted perceptions, they can also cause intense fear, paranoia, and panic.
Whether or not a person has a good trip or a bad trip all depends on many variables, and there is no assurance that even the same individual will experience a positive reaction twice. This is only one of the dangers of psychedelics which, while they have been used in spiritual rituals for centuries, can cause many harmful effects.
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Psychedelic Drug Abuse
The effects of psychedelics are extremely hard to predict. As stated by CESAR, psilocybin or psychedelic mushrooms are one of the most popularly abused psychedelics to this day, and “the effects produced by psilocybin… are highly variable and depend on several factors including the age, type, and dosage amount of the mushroom used, the setting the mushroom is used in, the user’s expectations, past drug experiences, and personality.”
This is what makes psychedelic drugs so different from other commonly abused substances; it is very difficult to pinpoint how a person will react to these drugs or what they should even expect. While some effects like hallucinations, nausea, and an altered perception of space and time can all be expected to be experienced by the user, psychedelics may cause a different type of high in every user (each and every time) and their effects could last anywhere from an hour to six or more.
Psychedelic Drug Addiction
While there isn’t a strong amount of research on the issue of psychedelic drug addiction, it is possible in some instances. Especially with a drug like MDMA, “some users report symptoms of dependence, including continued use despite knowledge of physical or psychological harm, tolerance (or diminished response), and withdrawal effects” (NIDA).
Some other drugs (like LSD and peyote) only cause tolerance while the effects of salvia divinorum have not yet been researched enough to provide any conclusive results. The question of whether or not addiction to certain psychedelic drugs exists can be puzzling. In many cases, though, treatment may still be necessary to help with the effects abusing psychedelic drugs can cause. We can help you find the treatment you need. Call 800-895-1695 toll free today.
What Should I Do?
If you are concerned about your psychedelic drug abuse or that of another individual, here are some steps to follow in order to better the situation.
- Talk to other individuals about the problem: friends, family members, your doctor, etc.
- Seek treatment either at a residential rehab clinic, outpatient clinic, support group, abuse counselor’s office, or another facility or program where help may be found.
- Consider the issues your psychedelic drug abuse has caused you (or ask the individual about their psychedelic drug abuse with as much understanding and non-judgement as possible).
- Find the right help for stopping psychedelic drug abuse and recovering from the issues it has caused in your life and the lives of others.