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Dangers of an LSD Overdose

Overdosing on LSD can cause dangerous physical and psychological damage, and can even lead to death.

It is a very popular myth that you cannot overdose on LSD. This is not true. You can in fact overdose on just about any addictive or intoxicating substance including LSD. It does take an extraordinarily high dose of LSD to create a leather overdose that will kill you. You can however suffer from a form of overdose called LSD toxicity.

How do you Overdose on LSD

In order to overdose on LSD, you have to have a low tolerance to the drug or take an extraordinary amount of it. Most people suffer from the issues of LSD toxicity or overdose after taking liquid LSD. The dosage of liquid is difficult to control and many people do not listen when someone says that the LSD is particularly powerful.

It is important to remember that LSD is a very powerful hallucinogen that can have serious mental and physical repercussions. Before this happens, it is important to seek treatment. To find the right treatment center call 800-609-2774.

Dangerous Signs of an LSD Overdose or Toxicity

LSD Overdose

Extreme panic is a sign of an LSD overdose.

There are many signs of LSD overdose or toxicity. These signs are the true danger of LSD overdose. According to Medscape the signs of toxicity are:

  • hypertension
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • weakness
  • sleeplessness
  • tremors
  • hyperactive reflexes

The signs of massive overdose are:

  • intracranial hemorrhage
  • coma
  • hyperthermia
  • blood thickening
  • seizures
  • death

These symptoms are extremely rare and only happen with allergic reactions or when extreme amounts are taken.

What is more dangerous than the rare physical symptoms of overdose are the psychological symptoms of overdose. These symptoms are:

  • extreme panic
  • suicidal or homicidal ideation
  • aggression to self
  • profound depression
  • heightened of fear response

All of these symptoms are dangerous because they can cause you to do things to yourself or others that you would not normally do. This includes both suicide and homicide without knowing what you are doing.

Short and Long Term Effects of LSD

How is LSD Overdose or Toxicity Treated

Unfortunately, there really is no medical treatment for LSD overdose. Most hospitals will use standard medications for the physical symptoms and calm isolation for the psychological ones. Then they will prescribe a regiment of counseling and other behavioral therapies to help with the repercussions of the addiction and overdose.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the treatment for LSD addiction is unknown but behavioral therapies might work. Usually when someone is addicted to LSD there is an underlying mental disorder that causes the psychological addiction. Therapists can find that underlying illness and treat it. Once the illness is treated, usually the addiction is treated with it.

How to Find Help for LSD Addiction

You can find the help that you need for the LSD overdose, addiction, and the underlying mental illness by finding the right treatment center. For help finding the best treatment center for you, call 800-609-2774. We can help you with all of your treatment needs.

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