For hundreds of years people have been using psychoactive drugs to alter their consciousness. They have refined these drugs down to a science. They sometimes mix drugs in order to achieve a different state of mind or a better high. Two of the drugs that they mix are LSD and alcohol. Both are mind altering drugs but they each have very different effects.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, LSD is a powerful psychedelic drug that causes:
It is known to be very psychologically addictive. It takes intensive behavioral therapy in order to correct this addiction. If you find yourself addicted to LSD, call 800-609-2774 (Who Answers?) .
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, alcohol is an age old drug that has a very strong effect on the people who use it. It is highly addictive and causes thousands of people problems every year. Some of the effects of alcohol are:
- reduced inhibitions
- problems concentrating
- poor motor function
Alcohol is one of the most widely used drugs in the world.
Mixing LSD and Alcohol
You take a risk any time you mix any drugs. Sometimes the reactions can be unpredictable. Everyone’s body chemistry is different and drugs like LSD is less predictable than most other drugs due to its hallucinogenic properties.
Some people state that if you take alcohol while you are tripping on LSD, it mellows out the LSD trip and helps you calm down. Some even say it stops you from getting drunk if you take LSD while you are tripping. This is not necessarily so. There is very little that will stop your body from processing the alcohol.
Drinking alcohol when you come down from a trip increases the nausea and vomiting you feel when you are drinking. It is definitely not recommended.
There are some cases where mixing alcohol and LSD causes a fatal reaction. Since alcohol raises both your heart rate and blood pressure mixing it with LSD can raise them to dangerous levels and it can cause a stroke or cardiac arrest.
Alcohol is extremely addictive. LSD is psychologically addictive. The combination of the two addictions can be extremely difficult to solve. In order to treat both addictions you need intensive therapy. Some of the therapies available are:
- individual therapy
- group therapy
- 12 step programs such as narcotics anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous
- behavioral therapy
- dialectic therapy
- cognitive reconditioning
Which therapy works best for you depends on your circumstance and which addiction is stronger. Before you can start any one of these therapies you should detox from alcohol under a medical setting. Alcohol withdrawal can be dangerous and you have an increased risk of seizures and stroke.
Finding the Right Therapy
Fortunately, finding the right therapy for both an LSD and alcohol addiction is easy. All you have to do is call 800-609-2774 (Who Answers?) and we can find the treatment center that works for you.