Mescaline Detox And Treatment In Nunavut
Mescaline is a hallucinogen found in some varieties of cactus in Mexico and parts of the southwestern United States. Some of the recognized cactus plants are peyote and the san pedro cactus. Peyote, for example, has a long history within North America for being used by Native Americans and First Nations during religious ceremonies. Mescaline is illegal in Canada and is classified as a Schedule III substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act within Canada. However, in 1971 Canada legalized peyote, and it is legal to own and grow peyote in the country. Under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, if you are caught trafficking a schedule III substance, you are liable to face either an indictable or summary offense. The maximum penalty for an indictable offense is ten years in prison and 18 months in jail for a summary offense.
The top of the cactus that is above ground will consist of the disc-shaped button that can be chewed, cut up and boiled to make a tea, or dried and put in tobacco or marijuana and smoked. Mescaline is primarily used as a recreational drug; however, it is not overly popular within Canada and the Nunavut Territory. The most commonly abused hallucinogenic drugs in Canada are both LSD and mushrooms and are often used by recreational drug users. The common effects of mescaline include visual hallucinations, which are a radically altered state of consciousness. These hallucinations can happen with the eyes open or closed, along with creating a dream-like state. Mescaline will also cause euphoria, a slowed passage of time, and pupil dilation.
The side effects or risks of using mescaline include anxiety, fear, increased heart rate, and blood pressure, along with increased body temperature. Mescaline users will also experience tremors, nausea, vomiting, seizures, psychosis, panic, paranoia, and amnesia. In rare cases from using mescaline, the drug user may experience suicidal ideation. Mescaline does not necessarily create physical addiction, yet the drug user may experience a psychological dependence. The pro-longed used of mescaline does cause a tolerance to develop, which requires more of the drug to be used. Increased tolerance for the drugs will cause the drug user to no longer experience the effects of mescaline.
Recreational drug users in Nunavut or anyone struggling with a substance abuse disorder can access particular treatment programs within the territory. There are outpatient services and counseling programs to help residents who are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. Lengthy residential treatment programs are only available in parts of Alberta and British Columbia. People who use mescaline will experience difficulty concentrating, communicating clearly, and distinguishing between reality and illusion. Mescaline users will also experience agitation, paranoia, feelings of euphoria, anxiousness, depression, and fear.
Some users of hallucinogenic drugs experience devastating psychological effects, even long after they have stopped using these drugs. These effects are referred to as flashbacks, which can alter a person’s perception also if they have not been using the drug. The drug residuals remain in the person's body and things such as stress, drug use, and physical exertion can cause hallucinogenic flashbacks.