LSD stands for lysergic acid diethylamide, and it often comes in the form of a colorless, odorless powder. There are multiple ways to ingest the drug. Sometimes it is added to blotter paper, and a person can place the paper under their tongue to begin experiencing the effects. There are also cubes and gelatin sheets (known as "window panes") that make it easy to take LSD. Despite the fact that people don't get physically addicted to LSD, there are still a lot of negative side effects of the drug that can hurt a person now and well into the future.
If you have tried LSD in the past or find it to be a continual way to escape from reality, you have a real issue that needs to be addressed. Start by taking our online assessment to understand what addiction really looks like and how it can be helped. BetterAddictionCare works with multiple treatment centers across the country that specialize in alternative rehab programs for patients dealing with LSD and its effects. Fill out our contact form to be put in touch with a counselor to help you find a customized plan that will work best for you.
LSD is unlike other drugs in several different ways. One of the most notable of these is the fact that you cannot be physically addicted to it, and at first glance, it might seem that this makes the drug less dangerous. But those prone to addiction can still develop a psychological dependence on LSD, and those who do may experience LSD withdrawal symptoms once they stop taking the drug. Psychological withdrawal symptoms of LSD can include trouble sleeping, apathy, mood swings, agitation, or depression. People who have used LSD, whether or not they have an addiction, may also experience psychological effects for years to come due to the drug's effects on the brain, including flashbacks and psychosis.
For those who experience LSD withdrawal symptoms, it is important to seek out treatment. The goal is to find rehabilitation that creates individualized plans for patients using a safe and comfortable environment, and since LSD addiction is primarily a psychological issue and can be accompanied by mental health complications, it's key to find a facility that can handle dual-diagnosis cases.
Even if you or a loved one doesn't experience the withdrawal symptoms of LSD addiction, treatment can still help them cope with the long-term effects of this drug. Better Addiction Care works with centers nationwide through a large recovery network. We can also find inpatient and outpatient facilities near you that are accepting new patients. Find the right treatment option for you when you call today and speak to a counselor.