According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, LSD is one of the more popular hallucinogens and potent psychedelics on the market. There are many myths surrounding LSD addiction. Most of these myths are easily dispelled but there are a few persistent ones that continue despite the facts behind them.
LSD is a Psychedelic Hallucinogen – Fact
LSD is a psychedelic hallucinogen. It causes time and sensory distortions. These distortions are called hallucinogens. Many of the distortions are pleasant and happy. They can be visual, olfactory, audio, and tactile. Unfortunately, hallucinations can go both ways and some hallucinations are very unpleasant.
LSD is Not Addictive – Fiction
LSD is not physically addictive. It is however psychologically addictive. There is an unfortunate difference. Physical addictions are relatively easy to deal with once you go through the detox process. Psychological addictions are more difficult. You have to go through a period of psychological counseling that discovers the reason you started LSD and why you continued to do it. This process is similar to reprogramming your mind.
LSD is Dangerous When you are on Antidepressants – Fact
Any drug that has an effect on your mind is dangerous when you are on LSD. SSRI’s and other antidepressants are particularly dangerous. They increase the effects of LSD and can cause a dangerous reaction. MAOI’s also cause a dangerous reaction. They cause severe physical side effects.
LSD will Make you Jump Out the Window or Step in Front of a Car – Fiction
LSD is not capable of making you do something like jump out a window, there are drugs that can do that but LSD is not one of them. Most people who do LSD are very passive and happy. Even on a bad trip LSD users are suggestible but you cannot suggest something they would not ordinarily do. No one taking just LSD has just jumped out of a window.
LSD Causes a Psychotic Disorder – Fact
Contrary to many beliefs, LSD can cause a psychiatric disorder. It is called Hallucinogen Persisting Perceptive Disorder. It is a chronic reoccurring disorder, that is only treatable through therapy, medications, and learning to deal with it. It resembles many other hallucination disorders.
There are also flashbacks which are temporary hallucinations that resemble the original trip. These flashbacks can start months, even years later. They start and stop randomly. Some people report that they happen suddenly and stop just as suddenly.
LSD causes Schizophrenia – Fiction
LSD does not cause schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is an organic disease of the mind. Many people still believe that LSD can cause it. Actually there are some scientists that believe that LSD is a treatment for mental disorders. They are doing ongoing research to see if any of the properties of LSD can help a variety of disorders. This treatment is not linked to addiction at all.
You need Treatment for LSD Addiction – Fact
If you are addicted to the feeling and unreality that LSD give you, you do need addiction treatment. To find it call 1-800-895-1695, we can help.