August 23, 2017

Hallucinogens: Abuse and Addiction

Hallucinogen abuse or hallucinogen addiction can be deadly. Hallucinogens are broken up into three categories: psychedelics, dissociatives, and deliriants. Addicts who take and abuse hallucinogens may suffer from changes in behavior, perception, thought, and/or emotion. The most terrifying aspect of Hallucinogen abuse and addiction is the user never knows what level of consciousness the drug may evoke. Some Hallucinogen addicts become so caught up in their delusions that it can be the cause of their death. Some man made Hallucinogens include: Dextramorphine or DXM, Lysergic Acid Diethylamide or LSD, Phencyclidine or PCP, and Ketamine. Hallucinogens can also be found in nature in the form of Peyote, Mescaline, or Psilocybin mushrooms. Hallucinogen addiction and abuse can be the cause of many depressive and psychiatric disorders. Addicts may suffer from flashbacks and even Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of a “bad trip.” Hallucinogen abuse and addiction can cause irreparable damage to the users brain chemistry and most of all irreparable damage to their lives. Those suffering from Hallucinogen addiction must seek help immediately, before it is too late. If help is sought early enough most Hallucinogen addicts can lead normal happy lives. Treatment is highly recommended for those addicted to Hallucinogens, a strong support system is vital.