Mescaline Detox And Treatment In New Brunswick
Mescaline is the chemical compound found in a variety of cactus in parts of Mexico and the southern United States. For example, the peyote and san pedro cactus produce mescaline. The buttons of the peyote cactus are harvested, and then boiled to produce a tea, or are dried, which is then smoked in tobacco or marijuana. Peyote has a long history in North America among First Nations and Native American tribes using the drug during religious ceremonies. Hallucinogenic drugs cause profound changes in the perception of time, space, and consciousness. For example, mescaline may cause purely visual hallucinations or may affect all the senses.
Mescaline is not widely used as a recreational drug in New Brunswick and across Canada. The most commonly abused hallucinogenic drugs are LSD and mushrooms. When mescaline is used, it will create a rapid heart rate, intense mood swings and the hallucinations can cause further physiological symptoms, such as increased blood pressure. There is also a risk of convulsions and drug-induced psychosis and, in rare cases suicide ideation. There are also synthetic forms of mescaline such as mescaline hydrochloride and mescaline sulfate. Mescaline is classified as a Schedule III drug in Canada under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act. However, the peyote cactus is legal to grow and own in Canada, and it was made legal in 1971 during a United Nations convention regarding narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.
Under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, any offender found trafficking a Schedule III controlled substance is liable to be charged with a summary or indictable offense. A summary conviction has a maximum sentence of 18 months in jail, whereas indictable offense has a maximum conviction of 10 years in prison. Many addicts are caught up in a dangerous cycle of crime and addiction, which results in them being in and out of jail or court-ordered to drug treatment. Most hallucinogenic drugs do not cause physical addiction. However, there is still a risk for a psychological addiction developing and becoming dependent on the effects of the drug. The regular use of mescaline will cause a physical tolerance for the drug. When this happens, the drug user will have to use more of the drug to achieve the same effects as before.
Most drug users will consume more than one drug or mix different drugs. When a drug user stops taking mescaline, there are no physical withdrawal symptoms, but there may be psychological symptoms. The detox or withdrawal management process for this drug abuse is to monitor the psychological withdrawal. However, when mescaline is used in combination with other drugs, the physical withdrawal effects are the result of the other drugs. Drug rehabilitation programs in New Brunswick will help addicts overcome this type of addiction. Across the province are different kinds of drug treatment services, such as inpatient and outpatient programs.
Addiction assessment will help determine the severity of the addiction and what type of treatment is necessary. People who abuse hallucinogenic drugs will have difficulty concentrating, communicating, and distinguishing between reality and illusion. There are also risks of panic attacks because of the distorted perceptions, impaired judgment, which can also induce panic attacks. Hallucinogenic drug users will also experience agitation, paranoia, and feelings of anxiousness and or depression.