Mescaline Detox And Treatment In Ontario
Two of the most widely used hallucinogenic drugs in Canada are LSD and mushrooms; however, recreational psychedelic drug users will use mescaline when they can obtain it. Hallucinogenic drugs alter the drug users' sense of perception and their other senses. The drugs directly impact how the brain functions and drugs such as mescaline are considered hallucinogens because they cause the drug user to hallucinate. Hallucinations are things that are not there, such as visual, auditory, and other sensory hallucinations. Mescaline is an alkaloid that is found in a variety of cactus plants native to Mexico and parts of the Southern United States.
Mescaline has a long history in North America for being used among some First Nations and Native American tribes during religious and spiritual ceremonies. Mescaline is not widely found across Ontario; however, it is still a recreational drug used among psychedelic drug users. Some of the common side effects of mescaline include anxiety, rapid heartbeat, tremors, hallucinations, and psychosis. It is impossible to know how mescaline will affect the person taking it. When the drug is naturally derived, it is found in the fruit or button-shaped seeds that grow on the outside of the cactus. These buttons are cut off and chopped up to either be chewed or boiled to make a tea. The buttons can also be dried and then smoked in tobacco or marijuana.
Synthetic mescaline is also produced through chemical synthesis, and mescaline sulfate is the pure form of the drug. Mescaline, in all its forms, is illegal in Canada and is classified as a Schedule III drug under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. However, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act exempts peyote, which was legalized in 1971. During a United Nations Convention on psychotropic Substances, peyote cactus was made legal Canada. Some First Nations tribes in Canada bring in peyote from the United States to use during religious ceremonies. The effects of mescaline can last ten to twelve hours, and it induces an altered state of consciousness. The most common effect is visual hallucinations, and this is often described as a distortion of time.
The recreational use of mescaline in Ontario is not as common as it is with LSD or mushrooms. Peyote does not grow in Canada, and any mescaline that is gotten is done through illegal means. Mescaline poisoning is also rare along with suicide ideation while under the influence of mescaline. However, some drug users have experienced a drug-induced psychosis because of hallucinogens. The hallucinations involve seeing or hearing things that are not there or have no basis in reality. Some users find the hallucinations more troubling or frightening than expected. The severity of the hallucinations depends on the drug users' current mental state, their environment, and if other drugs were involved.
A drug problem involving hallucinogenic drugs can be treated with proper withdrawal management, inpatient, or outpatient treatment in Ontario. Across the province are different drug treatment programs to help addicts who are struggling with a drug addiction involving hallucinogenic drugs. When searching for a treatment program in the province, there are many options to choose from. An addiction assessment can help narrow down the search and find a treatment that will benefit all aspects of the addiction.