HALLUCINOGEN REHAB

Victory Bay Drug Guide

A hallucinogen is a psychoactive drug that can cause substantial changes in a person’s emotions, thoughts, and consciousness. These drugs fall into three main categories: psychedelics, dissociates, and deliriants and are used recreationally for their perception-altering effects.

Some of the most common hallucinogens include LSD, PCP, psilocybin, DMT, ketamine, and nightshade. The effects of these drugs tend to be unpredictable and while some hallucinogens are considered addictive, others aren’t. However, increased use of nearly any hallucinogen can create a tolerance to the drug and a need for hallucinogenic therapy.

Hallucinogen Abuse

SYMPTOMS

While there are some drugs that can cause mild hallucinations, the hallucinations aren’t the main effect and therefore, the drug isn’t considered a hallucinogen. When it comes to things like psychedelics, dissociatives, and deliriants, many become addicted and develop a need for hallucinogenic drug treatment due to symptoms like:

  • A feeling of euphoria
  • Increased sensory sensations
  • An “out of body” experience
  • Overall warm feeling
  • Hallucinations

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Dangers & Effects

Depending on the hallucinogen, effects can last up to 12 hours and may not be pleasant. In fact, during a “bad trip,” individuals can experience severe negative psychological effects. In general, some of the short-term and long-term effects of hallucinogens include:

Short-term effects include:

  • Extreme anxiety
  • A feeling of insanity
  • Intense mood swings
  • Increased heart rate
  • Shallow breathing
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurred vision

Long-term effects include:

  • Flashbacks
  • Persistent psychosis
  • Speech problems
  • Weight loss
  • Mental health issues like anxiety or depression
  • Memory loss
  • Fluctuating mood swings

Withdrawal

With regular use, hallucinogens can disrupt the brain’s natural chemical balance and over time, cause damage to the brain. Once a person is dependent on a hallucinogen, they’ll experience unique hallucinogens withdrawal symptoms if they stop its use:

  • Stiff muscles
  • Tremors and/or seizures
  • Rapid heart rates
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Extreme changes in body temperature
  • Panic attacks
  • Violent tendencies

Treatment Option

At Victory Bay, we know hallucinogen dependence is unique, which is why our hallucinogen rehab programs are unique as well. We customize our treatment for hallucinogens for each client to make sure they include the care, support, and treatment they need in order to recovery successfully. Our state-of-the-art facility features the best in medical professionals and staff members in a friendly, comfortable environment so you can eliminate your hallucinogen abuse and live a healthy, addiction-free life.

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