When people think of drug addiction, usually their mind runs to cocaine or heroin as these are the most common drugs people abuse and become dependent upon. Hallucinogens are thought of as an occasional indulgence at concerts or parties, but these substances come with their own set of dangers. Let’s look at some of the risks associated with hallucinogen use for those with or without a predisposition for addiction.
First, hallucinogens such as LSD or psilocybin dramatically alter your perception of reality and ability to process information. Of course this is the desired effect and the reason behind a person’s ingesting one of these substances, but the result is a state of mind in which you are far more susceptible to poor decision making. In layman’s terms, you are more likely to try other substances when you are high on hallucinogens, potentially setting off your addictive tendancy which has been dormant in your mind. This makes hallucinogens especially dangerous for those predisposed to addiction.
Hallucinogens are inherently dangerous on their own due to their powerful effect on the human brain. Even occasional use of these substances causes damage to the brain, killing off neurons every time you ingest these drugs. Additionally, some hallucinogens interfere with your body’s ability to regulate your temperature, causing you to overheat and dehydrate. An overdose on hallucinogens can easily lead to permanent and substantial brain damage, as your brain overheats along with your body.
Hallucinogens are not thought of as inherently dangerous drugs like cocaine or heroin, but this is a dangerous misconception predicated on bad information. Hallucinogens may not come with the risk of developing a physical dependence, but their powerful effect on your mind can easily lead you to give in to peer pressure and try other hard drugs. Additionally, overdose on hallucinogens can cause brain damage, even brain death depending on the severity of the overdose. If you are a regular hallucinogen user and have delved into the world of harder drugs, Evolutions is here to help you break these habits before they bring further destruction to your life. Call our Admissions Counselors today at 833-818-3031 so we may help get you back on track in life and restore your mental clarity!