Every one of us has exhibited some strange thoughts of grandeur or an unachievable goal. For example, how many of you have imagined yourselves as a king or queen of a country (when you were young, of course) or thought about what color of Ferrari you would buy (even though you can’t afford one)? We all have crazy thoughts sometimes, but a certain subgroup of people tends to take these thoughts to heart (too much). For these men and women, their imaginings have become full-blown delusions, and many people cannot reason with them. In many cases, in fact, delusions can be a byproduct of drug addiction, particularly with dangerous hallucinogens and stimulants. Let’s take a closer look at the issue of grand delusions and drug addiction more closely.
Feelings of Grandeur and Power
In this case, people who have delusions of grandeur tend to think they are better and stronger than anyone else, even if there is no reason for this person to believe this. Overall, these delusions are typical side effects of powerful psychoactive stimulants such as crystal meth or cocaine. Addicts who use these drugs will typically feel an overwhelming sense of physical strength and stamina and believe they are more special than others around them.
Dangerous Somatic Delusions
Overall, people can experience a wide variety of delusions that are directly linked to the irrational fear of infectious or terminal diseases or simply being annoyed with their physical appearance. For example, some delusional people may believe they are infected with parasites and (by means of tactile or visual hallucinations) will feel itchy and tingly, like bugs are crawling under their skin. As a result, these men and women may pick and dig at their face, arms, and chest in an attempt to purge the parasites. Drugs that may trigger these health scares include crystal meth and hallucinogens.
Seeking Treatment for Drug Abuse or Addiction
Drug abuse and addiction are very real and very dangerous aspects of our society and should not be taken lightly. From stimulants like crystal meth and cocaine to dangerous hallucinogens, these substances can trigger life-threatening health problems and trigger terrifying delusions which can drive a wedge into your life. Are you suffering from a case of drug abuse or addiction? Do you have a friend who is also coping with this severe health scare? In both cases, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts are ready to walk you through every step of the rehabilitation process and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle.
If you are interested in one of our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how to put a stop to your drug problems today.