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Hallucinogens Addiction

What are Hallucinogens?

Hallucinogens are psychoactive alkaloid drugs that distort the user’s sense and perception. They can severely alter one’s mood because they disrupt how nerve cells and the neurotransmitter serotonin interact throughout the brain and spinal cord. Hallucinogens can be unpredictable, also making its users unpredictable; one user may react completely different from another. Because of their unpredictable nature, hallucinogens can be very dangerous.

Hallucinogens Addiction

The Hallucinogens addiction rehab services available through DARS are safe and professional.

Hallucinogens can cause high anxiety, fear and paranoia, and even psychosis, which put users and those around the users at risk for accidents and violence.

 

 

 

Common Hallucinogens

LSD, also known as acid, is an odorless, colorless chemical that comes from the fungus ergot.

PSP, also known as angel dust, is a sedative with anesthetic effects.

“Magic” Mushrooms have a hallucinogenic chemical called psilocybin.

Hallucinogens Addiction – Signs & Symptoms

Hallucinogens can cause flashbacks, hallucinations and visuals of being on the drug long after taking it. Hallucinations of any kind damage the brain and chronic users risk long-lasting psychoses or mental disorders. Other risks and side effects of Hallucinogens addiction or abuse include:

  • Excessive sweating
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Limb numbness
  • Panic attacks, hallucinations, distorted illusions
  • Depression, suicidal thoughts
  • Seizures
  • Weight and memory loss
  • When combined with alcohol, it can lead to coma and death.

Hallucinogens Addiction Rehab

Hallucinogens are extremely dangerous and professional help should be sought in order to have an effective and safe detox to start overcoming these powerful drugs. The hallucinogens addiction rehab available through Drug and Alcohol Rehab Services can help you or your loved one get on the road to recovery today.

 

Call the Rehab Hotline today at 1-800-515-3277 to learn more about our drug and alcohol rehab programs to get started on your journey.

Sources
(1) Bay Citizen
(2) New York Times 

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