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Dangers of addiction to mind-bending psychedelic drugs

Dangers of addiction to mind-bending psychedelic drugs

Drug addiction has become a huge problem in the United States, which needs to be tackled by reducing their ever-increasing supply and demand. In the U.S., there are several laws that prohibit a person from using illegal substances, thus safeguarding an individual from their dangerous consequences. The Controlled Substance Act (CSA) Title II of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 regulates the possession, manufacture, distribution and use of illegal substances, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, and other substances.

The U.S. government has categorized many hallucinogenic and psychedelic drugs as hazardous and included them in the Schedule I list, which includes those substances that have a high potential for abuse and have no approved medical use. Traditionally, psychedelic drugs, such as LSD, weed or magic mushroom, have been used for various religious and therapeutic purposes, serving as a promising treatment for an array of psychological conditions. However, as per the law, if an individual is caught with psychedelic substances, he or she might have to face a jail term or other penalties.

People abuse psychedelic drugs because of their hallucinogenic properties that can distort an individual’s reality and evoke awareness about subconscious feelings and thoughts, including deep fears, suppressed memories as well as fantasies. However, unlike other drugs, psychedelic drugs are not abused as much, nor are they as addictive as opiates or stimulants. Yet, frequently using them over a prolonged period can result in unfavorable consequences for the user.

Commonly abused psychedelic drugs

  • MDMA: Commonly known as a club drug or molly, it is somewhat safe to take it in its pure form. But, in recent reports by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), it was discovered that most of the seized MDMAs were being cut with other drugs such as methamphetamine or ketamine, posing a significant threat to the user.
  • LSD: Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is an artificial drug that was first synthesized in 1938. It can be efficiently mixed with food and drinks. The drug can be absorbed through the skin or can be taken via mouth or eyes. Its effects are relatively immediate and can induce auditory and visual hallucinations, leading to irrational behaviors.
  • Salvia Divinorum: It is a psychoactive plant, which can induce visions and other mind-altering experiences, upon ingestion. Unlike other psychedelic drugs, the effects of salvia greatly vary from session to session, which implies that there is no way to ascertain how the user will respond to it the next time he or she uses it.
  • Mushrooms: These are small fungi that contain psilocybin that has psychedelic properties. Psilocybin can be found in over 200 species of mushrooms, although it is impossible to overdose on them, they can produce exhilaration, followed by suicidal thoughts, irrational behaviors, injuries or accidents.
  • THC: Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a psychedelic chemical that is found in marijuana. It has the ability to invoke a multitude of effects, including hallucinations. The drug can cause physical and psychological addiction, which requires professional treatment.

Effects of psychedelic drugs

The effects can vary depending on the type of psychedelic substance used. Here are some common symptoms experienced by those addicted to such substances:

  • Heightened awareness of one’s body
  • Increased sensitivity to change in the environment
  • Hallucinations
  • Profound connection with emotions and feelings
  • Inability to recall memories or significant impairments in the short-term memory
  • Nervousness, paranoia or tremors

Repeated use of psychedelics can lead to a permanent damage to the brain, which can result in the development of psychosis. Getting oneself registered in a detox program under the supervision of a medically certified professional helps manage withdrawal symptoms during the recovery process.

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