According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, one of the characteristics of drug abuse is lying about it. You lie to your friends, your family, and yourself. Psychedelics are powerful mind altering drugs and part of getting away from them is to identify the lies that you tell yourself about your drug abuse.
Psychedelics are Not Addictive
This is a very popular lie. Most people think that psychedelics are not addictive, they are just in a different way than stimulants and other drugs are. They are psychologically addictive.
I Can Stop Using Anytime I Want
The problem with this statement is that you probably do not want to stop. Saying that you can stop any time that you want is useless because if you could you probably would have.
I Don’t Have a Problem with Psychedelics
Saying you do not have a problem with psychedelics means one of two things. Either yes you do have a problem and you are in denial or you do not have a problem, which if this were true, you would not be questioning yourself.
I Won’t Ever Have a Bad Trip
Most people who continually use psychedelics do wind up having at least one bad experience. To say that it will never happen to you is a lie.
They are Perfectly Safe
Unfortunately, no illegal or legal recreational drug is truly safe. Most psychedelics have severe side effects.
Life Without Psychedelics is Too Boring
If you are constantly using psychedelics, then you probably are used to living in a dream world. Reality might seem boring to you, but it is not.
Treatment Centers are Horrible
Treatment centers are some much like hotels or private hospitals. They have many things to offer someone who is in treatment. Some of them offer exercise, gyms, and aquatics.
Narcotics Anonymous is Just a Cult
People think that narcotics anonymous and other 12 step programs have a cult like atmosphere. It is important to remember that there are hundreds of different treatment programs and if you do not agree with one treatment philosophy there are others.
I’m not Hurting Anyone
When you do psychedelics, you are hurting at the very least yourself. You also hurt your family, your friends, and everyone who is associated with you.
Using Psychedelics Makes me Happy
When you use psychedelics, they do not actually make you happy. You spend the majority of your time chasing the first experience you had while one psychedelics.
I only Use Psychedelics to Help my Creativity
Although some people see a link between psychedelics and creativity, the link is just not there. The creativity is inside you whether you use the drugs or not.
I Don’t Need a Treatment Center
This is one of the biggest lies people on psychedelics tell themselves. If you have a psychological addiction, then treatment is necessary. If you are thinking that you need a treatment center, you should find one that suits you and helps you live in reality again. For more information, call us at 1-800-895-1695. We can help.