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Hallucinogenic

What are Hallucinogenic Drugs?

HHallucinogens, one of the most potent families of drugs known to mankind. For the past 40 years Hallucinogens, also known as, psychedelic drugs like LSD, PCP and Magic Mushrooms attracted Americans wanting to turn on, tune in and drop out. Almost all Hallucinogens contain nitrogen and are classified as alkaloids. Many Hallucinogens have chemical structures similar to those of natural neurotransmitters. These drugs are known to cause distorted sense of time as well as heightened senses. It is common for individual who are under the influence of these types of drugs tend to act erratically and irrationally. While typically Hallucinogens are not known to be physically addictive, the drugs have a psychological addictive nature.

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Detoxing from Hallucinogens

Detoxing from Hallucinogens

When the drug is leaving your system, you will begin to feel uncomfortable with the physical and psychological changes. The detoxification process could take from 24 up to 72 hours. Because there are such a wide range of Hallucinogens on the market it is difficult to pinpoint exactly what someone may go through. While the full treatment may vary depending on the form of Hallucinogen, the first step is recognizing the problem and then moving to the solution. These drugs do kill, they do destroy lives and it can leave you as a vegetable.
Hallucinogenic Abuse Rehab

Hallucinogenic Abuse Rehab

Hallucinogenic abuse rehabilitation is offered for a range of Hallucinogenic drugs. Commonly abused Hallucinogens include: Ketamine, LSD, Magic Mushrooms, DMT, MDMA, Mescaline, PCP, Peyote and many more. Inpatient and outpatient treatment is recommended to help treat the underlining cause for the dependence and or addiction. Treatment programs available in Hallucinogen rehabs are designed specifically to assist an individual with the learning process of addiction. Rehab also helps you with learning more about yourself in order to put a stop to the vicious cycle of Hallucinogenic addiction. Get the support you need to get into recovery from Hallucinogen abuse and addiction today.

Dangers of Hallucinogenic Abuse

Even if Hallucinogens aren’t supposed to cause physical addictions, the psychological dependency can be extremely detrimental. Short term and long term consequences can occur after taking Hallucinogens for an extended period of time. Hallucinogens don’t just effect one part of the body; they effect the person as a whole. A person taking them will experiences effects on their physical body, in the mind and in their personal life. Signs and Symptoms LSD, Peyote, Psilocybin, PCP and many others are drugs that cause hallucinations. Under the influence of Hallucinogens individuals experience the following: Seeing Unreal Images Hearing Sounds Feeling Sensations that Seem Real but Are Not Rapid and Intense Emotional Swings Profound Distortions in Perception Short-Term Effects The short-term effects of Hallucinogen abuse may show symptoms such as: Rapid Eye Movement Dilated Pupils Anxiety Loss or Increased Appetite Superman Complex (Invulnerability) Euphoria Quick Heart Rate Depression Distorted Perceptions Difficulty Speaking Distortion of Time Long-Term Effects Since there is such a wide array of drugs that fell under the Hallucinogenic category it’s almost impossible to name all the negative side-effects that they may have. However, many of the symptoms above have been observed in patients who were or had been taking a drug for an extended amount of time that fall under this category. Long-term effects of Hallucinogens are: Analgesia (Inability to Feel Pain) Hypothermic Hyperthermia Lung Failure Amnesia Blurred Vision Inability to Speak Dilated Pupils Compromised Motor Skills Seizures Sensory Alterations Rapid Breathing Flashbacks Permanent Psychosis Severe Depression Coma Stroke Death Beginning of Schizophrenia Amnesia Paranoia

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Effects of Hallucinogens

Signs and Symptoms

LSD, Peyote, Psilocybin, PCP and many others are drugs that cause hallucinations. Under the influence of Hallucinogens individuals experience the following:

• Seeing Unreal Images
• Hearing Sounds
• Feeling Sensations that Seem Real but Are Not
• Rapid and Intense Emotional Swings
• Profound Distortions in Perception

Short-Term Effects
The short-term effects of Hallucinogen abuse may show symptoms such as:

• Rapid Eye Movement
• Dilated Pupils
• Anxiety
• Loss or Increased Appetite
• Superman Complex (Invulnerability)
• Euphoria
• Quick Heart Rate
• Depression
• Distorted Perceptions
• Difficulty Speaking
• Distortion of Time
Long-Term Effects

Since there is such a wide array of drugs that fell under the Hallucinogenic category it’s almost impossible to name all the negative side-effects that they may have. However, many of the symptoms above have been observed in patients who were or had been taking a drug for an extended amount of time that fall under this category. Long-term effects of Hallucinogens are:

• Analgesia (Inability to Feel Pain)
• Hypothermic
• Hyperthermia
• Lung Failure
• Amnesia
• Blurred Vision
• Inability to Speak
• Dilated Pupils
• Compromised Motor Skills
• Seizures
• Sensory Alterations
• Rapid Breathing
• Flashbacks
• Permanent Psychosis
• Severe Depression
• Coma
• Stroke
• Death
• Beginning of Schizophrenia
• Amnesia
• Paranoia

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FAQ

Why Do People Take Hallucinogens?

Centuries before Hallucinogens were used recreationally, they were used in many different cultures for religious rituals like spiritual pursuits, and to produce mystic visions or to send the person on an out of body journey. In recent history, Hallucinogens are used for mundane reasons-for social interactions or just for fun. They are often sued to deal with stress or to achieve enlightenment.

How Long Do the Effects of Hallucinogens Last?

PCP trips being in about 2-5 minutes, it peaks at 20 minutes and can last 6 hours. LSD effects take about 30-90 minutes and can last about 12 hours. Mescaline takes 60 minutes to reach full potential and can also last up to 12 hours. Mushrooms start at about 15 minutes and can last 9 hours.

How Can Hallucinogens Be Used?

PCP- Orally, Injected, Smoked LCL-Orally, licked off paper, gelatin/ liquid forms, placed in eyes Mescaline and Peyote (tablets or capsules)- chewed, swallowed, and smoked. Mushrooms- chewed then swallowed.

What Do Hallucinogens Look Like?

PCP can be in liquid form, white crystalline powder, pills or capsules. LSD is found in colored tablets, blotter paper, clear liquid, and thin squares of gelatin. Mescaline or Peyote is hard dark brown discs, tablets, or capsules. Mushrooms are either fresh or dried.

What Does Bummer Mean?

Bummer means a bad trip.

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Hallucinogenic Withdrawal Symptoms

Hallucinogenic Withdrawal Symptoms

The medical treatment for Hallucinogen intoxication and or withdrawal involves stabilizing physiological processes and treating psychosis. The patient may need to be monitored or for hostile or aggressive behavior. Here are a few of the most common characteristics of withdrawal: flashbacks, hostile, aggressive behavior, vegetative state, long-term psychosis, and permanent perceptual disturbance.

Dangers of Hallucinogenic Overdose

Dangers of Hallucinogenic Overdose

These drugs are very dangerous and in severe cases causing seizures, coma, brain damage and turning fresh minds into vegetables. Suicide is also a common occurrence with Hallucinogen abuse whether it be by accident or from painful mental depression. Hallucinogen overdose has the possibility to result in death. However, death that is caused by acute overdose of Mescaline, Magic Mushrooms and LSD is very rare. Deaths due to overdose usually occur from accidents, dangerous behaviors and suicide. Although some may be faced with fatal consequences from consuming plant material that is highly poisonous.

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Inpatient Hallucinogenic Rehab

Inpatient Hallucinogenic Rehab

Inpatient treatment is a setting where an individual will stay at the treatment center for a specific period of time, typically for 30, 60 or 90 days. Consisting of counseling, group counseling and to change an individual’s surroundings that were present at the time of addiction development. This is usually best done by getting treatment out of one’s home town. Inpatient rehab also works to treat the underlining cause of the addiction psychological, history or environmental. This form of treatment has the best track record as it usually leads to lasting recovery.

Outpatient Hallucinogenic Rehab

Outpatient Hallucinogenic Rehab

An outpatient program allows an individual getting treatment for Hallucinogenic abuse s to go about their life such as work, and school. The individuals are responsible to travel to a clinic or facility several times a week to take part in counseling sessions and then leave, rather than living at a facility. The problem with outpatient is that the individual is still exposed to the environment that contributed to their addiction to begin with. This also leaves many individuals with addiction attempting recovery to feel like their programs are a burden or waste of time putting their recovery in jeopardy.

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Do you think someone you know has developed a Hallucinogenic dependency? Have you seen them show anxiety, depression or dilated pupils? If so, you could need our help in convincing them to go to rehab. Fortunately, we have a team of trained interventionists that specialize in addiction and more specific Hallucinogen addiction that are waiting to help. We understand that your loved one has a disorder and we will treat them with the love and compassion that you not only feel but that they deserve. Professional interventionists are trained to handle conflict resolution for any personal attack that your loved one may feel. Find a specialist today!

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There are many reasons to travel to receive your treatment for Hallucinogenic abuse. One of the main reason to travel would be to remove you from the environment where you’re most familiar and comfortable. This will enable your recovery for the simple and important fact that you will not be able to access your drug of choice on a tough day. We know that peer pressure is a real thing and in such a vulnerable state many have been more likely to revert. If you travel you won’t have that option and you are abler to stay focused and have success in recovery.

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How Are Hallucinogenic Drugs Dangerous?
How Are Hallucinogenic Drugs Dangerous?

Hallucinogens can permanently damage an individual’s serotonin receptors to the point where they no longer experience their own senses the same way. It’s a possibility that the body will never taste food and drink the same way. The same way that a person may never feel or smell or experience things in the same way. For the unlucky, they could later find that their sense of smell has completely disappeared. The taste of an individual’s favorite food will never be like as they remember. It takes about 1-5 minutes for the user to experience effects after smoking or injecting the Hallucinogenic. If the drug is snorted or ingested, it could take up to 30 minutes for the drug to reach full effect. Even if the Hallucinogenic drugs are not known to cause a physical addiction, an individual may experience a psychological addiction.

Are Hallucinogens Addictive?
Are Hallucinogens Addictive?

Evidence has shown indication that select Hallucinogens have addictive qualities and that individual may end up developing a tolerance the drug taken. Similarly, some Hallucinogenic drugs have addictive properties that create a tolerance that is like tolerance to other drugs. A good example is LSD, due to LSD not being considered addictive. This is because the drug does not produce out of control drug obsessive behaviors. Although LSD does actually have the ability to produce a psychological tolerance, because extensive use does require an individual to increase doses to produce the same type of effect. Also this kind of use is very dangerous, given the unknown potential of Hallucinogenic drugs. Having developed a psychological addiction, one can become obsessed with the spiritual journeys that they experience, or even more so, they can develop an addiction to the sounds and visual effects produced.

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traveling for treatementHow do Hallucinogens Affect the Brain?

Research on Hallucinogens does suggest that the drugs work by a temporary disruption of the brains communication system. This is due to Hallucinogens getting in the way of a brains chemical systems that are linked not only to the brain but to the spinal cord as well. Select Hallucinogens also disrupt an individual’s serotonin chemical in the brain. Serotonin is a vital chemical in one’s brain which regulates: perceived senses, sleeping patterns, appetite, physical temperature, moods, muscle control. Other Hallucinogenic drugs are known to interfere with the chemical glutamate in one’s brain. Glutamate regulates the function of: the ability to response to one’s surroundings, emotions, perception of pain, memory and learning. Overall, Hallucinogens affects one’s brain in the following ways. These ways are the most commonly known: experiences of a spiritual nature; relaxed and dissociative states; lack of coordination; anxiety and panic; psychosis; and paranoia, being extremely distrusting of people, places and things.

Other Common Symptoms from HallucinogensOther Common Symptoms from Hallucinogens

Black outs are not uncommon among people using the drug. Even years later this effect can linger and can cause a person to black out while driving or doing other important things. If a black out occurs while the person is driving or operating heavy machinery or even watching children, they could end up in a very hazardous or deadly situation. Many LSD users report having seizures while taking the drug. The drug itself may not cause brain damage, but seizures are known to cause it. Another contributing factor to addiction is that tolerance level is rapidly build up, it takes a couple days for the body to get rid of the drug, it has a low toxicity level and there are virtually no withdrawal symptoms from continued abuse.

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