Teen LSD Abuse: Get Help for Your Child with Archstone Recovery
Anyone who’s ever been a teenager knows that adolescence isn’t easy. Teens are under enormous pressure, between school, peers, finding their identity, and often juggling jobs and struggling to survive in a difficult economy. With such harsh realities on their shoulders, it’s not surprising that teens often want to escape from reality. Unfortunately, one popular way to escape from the real world is LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), more often known as acid. LSD is a hallucinogenic drug that has been popular on the streets since the 1960s. To take acid, users put a small piece of blotting paper impregnated with the drug on the tongue and allow it to seep into the bloodstream. This causes a “trip” that can last from a few hours to (in extreme cases) a few days, in which the user enters an alternate, psychedelic reality. A “good trip” can feel like a spiritual revelation; a “bad trip” can be a traumatic experience.
The good news is that LSD isn’t physically addictive—meaning that it doesn’t cause the same kinds of drug-seeking behavior, cravings, and withdrawal that users of cocaine, meth, heroin, and many prescription drugs experience. It can, however, be psychologically addictive: users may enjoy the alternate reality so much that they lose any desire to function in the real world. In addition, the effects of LSD become less potent the more it is used, which means that users find themselves taking more and more acid to chase after the same kind of effect the experienced the first time they dropped acid. Increasing the dose can lead to dangerous overdoses that can damage the brain.
If your teen is addicted to LSD, the best thing you can do for him or her is to seek the best accredited LSD rehabilitation treatment program available. Archstone Recovery of the Palm Beaches, located in beautiful Lantana, Florida, offers a variety of treatment programs that treat the whole person, taking into account the physical and mental health needs of teen LSD addicts. Archstone Recovery’s drug and alcohol recovery programs include outpatient, transitional, and extended care options and take place in a safe and serene environment. To learn more or to begin your recovery from LSD addiction, contact Archstone Recovery of the Palm Beaches today.