LSD Abuse Withdrawal

LSD Abuse Withdrawal

The term LSD abuse withdrawal can be loosely taken to refer to the process whereby a person who has been abusing the drug ceases to do so.

There are no known physical side effects of LSD abuse withdrawal. LSD is not even classified as an addictive drug for two main reasons. One, it does not cause any dependency of LSD Abuse on the part of the user and the user does not get the feeling that he or she needs to consume the drug in order to survive, as is the case with more addictive drugs. Secondly, it does not produce obsessive or compulsive behaviors of drug seeking in its users that make them willing to do just about anything in order to get the drug.

The process of LSD abuse, to a very large extent, depends on the reasons for which the drug is consumed. Among youths and teenagers, mostly those from high and middle income families, the abuse of LSD can be credited to peer pressure. They are under pressure to take the drug in order to be like their friends and be fully accepted by them.

LSD Abuse Withdrawal

It is not easy for these young people to suddenly stop abusing drugs as they fear their friends would not understand and they would not be able to fit into the society of their peers. For them, the process of LSD abuse withdrawal should therefore be undertaken as a group effort. They should be educated as to the dangers of continued abuse of the drug and the benefits likely to be gained by stopping.

There are rarely any incidences reported of LSD abuse withdrawal symptoms.One symptom of such withdrawal that has been reported however is the occurrence of flashbacks to the time of the drug abuse. People that have stopped abusing the drug may experience some of the feelings they had when they were abusing the drug a long time afterwards. These flashbacks may appear within days or up to a year after abuse of the drug has ended and this is an indication of just how long LSD can stay in the human body.

This said, almost all people who decide to stop abusing LSD are usually able to do so without receiving or requiring any external assistance. They are able to make a full recovery on their own and afterwards never suffer from a relapse or feel an occasional uncontrollable urge to consume the drug.

The actual side effects that result from the consumption of the drug far outweigh the possible symptoms that may result from any attempt at LSD abuse withdrawal. These effects are very many in number and occur with great unpredictability. Although they are rarely ever fatal, they greatly undermine the user’s physical and social health.

Physical Symptoms of LSD Abuse

  • Tremors
  • Numbness
  • Dry mouth
  • Motor function
  • Muscle weakness
  • Profuse sweating
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased body temperature
  • Impairment of co-ordination

None of these effects recur or ever reappear once the person stops using the drug and even if they do appear they are caused by other factors and not the LSD abuse.

The sensorial side effects of abusing LSD are also many and include hallucinations and pseudo-hallucinations, loss of the sense of time, rapid and unpredictable emotion swings and crossover of the senses.

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