Though they may come off as a harmless way to have fun and let loose, hallucinogen addiction is very dangerous. Hallucinogens are mind-altering drugs that cause negative psychoactive effects when used and abused. Common examples include mushrooms, PCP, peyote, LSD, and salvia, with a person’s thoughts, perceptions, and emotions being affected when used.
LSD (acid, blotter, cubes, yellow sunshine, blue heaven, Cid), Mushrooms (shrooms, simple simon, silly putty, sherms, musk, boomers), Peyote (cactus, cactus buttons, mesc, mescal, mese, mezc, moon, musk, topi)
What Are Hallucinogens?
Hallucinogens are drugs that distort the way you see the world around you. They can cause you to hallucinate or see things that are not real which makes it really hard to communicate with someone who is abusing drugs like LSD or mushrooms.
The Risks of Hallucinogen Addiction
Hallucinations occur, leading to a user seeing, hearing, smelling and feeling things that are not actually real. Consuming hallucinogenic drugs have short-term and long-term effects. Users often begin to experience effects within 20-90 minutes of consumption and trips can last nearly 12 hours. Depending on how much of the drug is consumed and other variables, a mix of enhanced understanding, anxiety, nightmares, emotions of despair and horrific thoughts can occur. Long-term effects of hallucinogen drug abuse can include hallucinogen persisting perception disorder, known as HPPD, and persistent psychosis.
Your Body on Hallucinogens:
- Mixed senses
- Increased heart rate
- Altered perception
- Intensified feelings
- Sensory experiences
Hallucinogen Addiction Treatment
While it is tough for someone to develop a physical dependence on hallucinogens or display withdrawal symptoms, psychological dependence is possible with continued use. Should you or your loved one be fighting a dependence on hallucinogenic drugs, contact The Discovery House today. Our luxury rehab facilities in Los Angeles offer several strong addiction treatment programs that equip clients for long term recovery.