Mescaline Detox And Treatment In Northwest Territories
Mescaline is a chemical that occurs naturally in a variety of cactus that grow in Mexico and parts of the southwestern United States. For example, some of the cactus plants include peyote and the san pedro cactus. Mescaline has a long history in North America with being used by Native Americans and First Nations for religious reasons and ceremonies. Mescaline is designated as a hallucinogen and is illegal in Canada; however, it is legal to grow and own the peyote cactus. Under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act in Canada, mescaline is listed as a Schedule III substance except for peyote. In 1971 peyote was made legal in Canada because of the First Nations Tribes using the cactus during religious ceremonies.
If you are caught trafficking a Schedule III substance, you may be charged with either a summary or an indictable offense. The maximum jail time for the indictable offense is ten years and the maximum jail time for a summary offense is 18 months. Mescaline is not a widely-used drug in Canada or the Northwest Territories. The most common forms of hallucinogen drugs used in Canada are LSD and mushrooms. Recreational drug users often abuse mescaline like many other psychedelic drugs. Even recreational drug use will lead to addiction and dangerous adverse health problems. The natural form of mescaline from peyote cactus is a flat button shape that is removed from the cactus. The button can be chewed, chopped up, boiled and used to make tea, while also being dried and then added to tobacco or marijuana. Along with naturally occurring mescaline, there is synthetic mescaline that produces the same effects.
The effects of mescaline can last for ten to twelve hours, and the onset of the effects can happen within a couple of hours. Mescaline induces an altered state of consciousness where the drug user will experience a changed way of thinking and change of their perceptions. The visual hallucinations are the most common, but mescaline can affect all the senses causing even auditory hallucinations. The common side effect of mescaline is hallucinations. Despite these hallucinations being expected, many users find them to be troubling, frightening or pleasurable. The effects of mescaline are unpredictable; the drug does impact every person differently. There are some factors such as environment, current mental state, and if other drugs are involved, which will determine the severity of the hallucinations. As well, the amount of mescaline being used also affects how the person reacts to the hallucinations.
The use of mescaline also causes severe agitation, which is an emotional state of nervousness. Agitation can also turn to worry and experiencing flashbacks long after the mescaline use has stopped. Some of the less common side effects include seizures, loss of consciousness, and vomiting. Some of the signs of someone using mescaline include flushed skin, headaches, poor coordination, lack of appetite, nausea or vomiting, changes in mood, and difficulty sleeping. Mescaline does not necessarily cause a physical addiction, yet there is a possibility it will create a psychological dependency. The regular use of mescaline will build a tolerance, whereby the drug user will need more of the drug to achieve the same effects. A regular mescaline user may not even feel any of the effects after using the drug for multiple days in a row.
Substance abuse treatment programs in the Northwest Territories can help those who are struggling with addiction. There is a variety of inpatient and outpatient services, yet lengthy residential programs are accessed in parts of Alberta and British Columbia. The outpatient treatment and local counseling programs in the territory can help an addict who is struggling with a recreational drug problem or a substance abuse disorder.