Mescaline Detox And Treatment In Newfoundland
Mescaline is a chemical compound found in a variety of different cactus plants such as peyote and san pedro. These cactus plants are not native to Canada but grow in parts of Mexico and the southwestern United States. Peyote has a long history of being used among First Nations and Native Americans for religious reasons. The top of peyote cactus is referred to as the crown and as a disc-shaped button that is cut off. The button can be chewed, or soaked in water and boiled to make tea, while also being dried, ground into a powder and smoked in tobacco or marijuana. Mescaline is illegal in Canada and is classified as a Schedule III drug under Canada Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. However, the peyote cactus is legal to own and grow in Canada and was made legal in 1971.
The federal government legalized peyote during that time because of its use within some First Nations tribes in Canada. However, being caught trafficking mescaline will result in either an indictable or summary offense. The maximum penalty for a Schedule III substance, which results in an indictable offense is ten years in jail and 18 months in prison for a summary charge. Mescaline is not a widely used drug in Newfoundland and Labrador, or across the rest of Canada. The most common hallucinogen drugs used in Canada are LSD and mushrooms. Typically, these types of drugs are recreational drugs used by recreational psychedelic drug users. However, even recreational drug use has the potential to lead to more severe drug abuse.
Mescaline, like any other type of hallucinogen, will cause varying degrees of illusions, hallucinations, altered perception of space and time, and an altered body image. The drug will affect all the senses of the body, and visual hallucinations are the most common. Drug users will also experience a euphoria followed by intense anxiety, a sense of dread, fear, and depression. Some of the effects on the body include severe nausea, vomiting, increased heart rate and blood pressure, increased body temperature, headaches, impaired motor coordination. These effects often lead to personal injury because the drug user is experiencing the hallucinations and no longer aware of what they are doing.
Hallucinogenic drugs also cause the person to have difficulty concentrating, communicating clearly, and distinguishing between what is real and what is not. It is not uncommon to experience panic attacks, especially at the height of the drug experience. Mescaline users will have distorted perceptions, impaired judgment, and sensations that may induce panic or violent and defensive behaviors. Agitation and paranoia are common, along with the feeling of euphoria. These types of drugs affect everyone differently, and it is impossible to know how it will impact the person who is taking the substance. Typically, things such as the drug users' current mental state, surroundings, and other drugs being used determine the type of effects that are felt. As well, the amount of mescaline being consumed will determine the overall length of the experience.
Drug treatment programs in Newfoundland and Labrador can help those who are addicts or recreational drug users consuming these types of drugs. Within the province are both inpatient and outpatient treatment services. Mescaline does not necessarily create any severe or dangerous withdrawal symptoms. However, there is a risk of psychological withdrawal, such as flashbacks long after someone has stopped taking mescaline.