Understanding LSD Abuse
LSD, also known as acid, is a psychedelic hallucinogen. It changes the perception of time, space, and emotions. Most commonly taken in tablet, droplet, or blotter paper form, users quickly develop tolerance and dependence on LSD. During an LSD “trip”, your child experiences sensory distortions, intense emotions, and sometimes new insights or life revelations. Since LSD effects can last between 8-10 hours, this type of drug addiction can quickly take over your child’s life.
Learn more about how LSD may be affecting your teen and whether they should be enrolled in an LSD addiction treatment program today.
Signs & Symptoms of LSD Abuse
Some signs and symptoms of LSD abuse which may lead you to confirm their drug abuse include:
- Dilated Pupils
- Extreme Salivation
- Dry Mouth
- Emotional Distress
- Rapid Heart Rate
- Sweating or Chills
- Blurred Vision
- Loss of Coordination
- Lack of Concentration
Side Effects of LSD Abuse
In addition to its popularity as a club drug, many teens also take LSD to enhance their creativity. However, a quickly developing tolerance and inexact dosing could lead to overdose and long-term negative side effects. Most side effects are typically psychological and may include depression, mood swings, despair, psychosis, hallucinations, and panic attacks. Your teen may not be able to overcome these side effects without the assistance of an LSD addiction treatment program.
Teen LSD Abuse Treatment in California
When it comes to LSD abuse treatment for teens, Ascend Healthcare has an expert team to evaluate your child and create a personalized treatment plan that encompasses all of their fears, concerns, and traumas. We examine any possible physical or mental issues that may be causing them to turn to LSD, and introduce them to healthy coping mechanisms that allow them to function and thrive in the real world.
Fill out our online contact form today to start the comprehensive evaluation process that determines whether Ascend’s LSD addiction treatment program is the right fit for your child. Have more questions? Reach out to our admissions team at 310.388.3713 today.