Lysergic acid diethylamide – although you might not find any meaning in that lengthy word, you will definitely recognize its abbreviated form. Since its first use on a fateful bicycle ride in Europe, the drug LSD has pretty much become an immortal aspect of drug culture. Across the United States, beatniks and rock and rollers adopted the drug (which became a symbol in hundreds of classic songs), and the deadly substance has crept into the rave scene once again, earning the status of “club drug.” However, besides the hallucinogenic properties of LSD, many people hold common misconceptions about this drug. Let’s take a closer look and bust some myths about lysergic acid diethylamide.
Acid Brings People Closer
During the height of the 1960s and subsequent drug culture, people strongly believed that LSD was a component of social gatherings. By consuming the drugs, you would gain spiritual enlightenment and develop a stronger understanding for love and sympathy. The reality could not be more different, as LSD will actually alienate people. Research confirms that long-term users can become aggressive and violent and suffer from severe mental fog.
Friends Will Protect You
In the case of a “bad trip” (a frightening experience), not even your best friend can prevent you from falling victim to this dangerous and traumatic situation. Ultimately, some people may think that experimenting with acid is 100% okay if a best friend is nearby. Although they can provide support, though, they will not be able to save you from the horrors that await. In some cases, the LSD users lash out at their friends, who appear as the “evil person.”
The Body Stores LSD
In some circles, people believe that LSD never leaves your body after consumption. The fact of the matter is that this drug (like any other substance) is highly unstable and will easily be broken down by your body. Once consumed, LSD will be flushed out quickly. However, residual visions of your trip will linger for a while.
Orange Juice Cures a Trip
Once you have consumed LSD, the drug will immediately start to take effect. After the trip starts, the drug has already been broken down by your body, and a beverage is not going to fix that. If (in a strange turn of events) it has alleviated trips, the situation is the direct result of the placebo effect, or the orange juice has calmed the user.
Seeking Treatment for Hallucinogen Abuse
Hallucinogens are dangerous drugs that not only warp your ideas of reality but can also wreak havoc on your physical well-being. Suffering from acid trips and illusions is not the ideal way of escaping from your problems. However, with the right amount of strength, patience, and a little bit of love, anyone can break free from the viselike grip of drugs.
Are you suffering from a severe dependency or addiction to one or more hallucinogens? Do you have a friend or a loved one who is also suffering through this terrible dilemma? If so, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts are prepared to walk you through the difficulties of withdrawal and detox guide you towards a successful and fulfilling rehabilitation. While the road to recovery might not be an easy road to travel, we promise to help you every step of the way. Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe.
If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can overcome your drug abuse and addiction problems.