DRS femme1 480x400DRS femme1 480x400

new brunswick

GET A CALL BACK

PotBanner narrow

PotBanner narrow

Psychedelic Drugs Detox And Treatment In New Brunswick

Psychedelic drugs are known as hallucinogenic drugs or hallucinogens. These are drugs that include LSD, peyote, PCP, DMT, and ketamine. Most psychedelic drugs are abused recreationally, yet are often part of more significant drug problems. Psychedelic drugs alter a person’s sense of well-being, while also distorting the sense of time. These drugs affect everyone differently, and the effects vary from person to person. For example, one person may have a pleasurable experience whereas another has a terrifying one. The effects are unpredictable, which makes these drugs dangerous to use. The use of psychedelic drugs increases the risk of injury. When you experience auditory or visual hallucinations, such as seeing or hearing things that are not there, there is an increased risk of hurting yourself or others.

DRS femme2

DRS femme2

Psychedelic drugs are not widely abused within New Brunswick but are common recreational drugs. For example, ketamine is a popular dissociative drug used by teens and young adults. Teens and young adults also use mushrooms. Recreational drug use does have the potential to lead to severe addiction. Psychedelic drugs are also part of more significant drug problems, such as with illicit drugs or alcohol. The combination of hallucinogenic drugs and alcohol is dangerous or using these drugs with prescription drugs does increase the risk of injury or overdose. The regular use of psychedelic drugs does lead to a tolerance to develop. For example, the daily use of LSD will cause the person to no longer feel the same effects, which result in more significant amounts being used. Psychedelic drugs do not cause dangerous withdrawal symptoms, yet detox is always a good choice before treatment.

Substance abuse has a significant effect socially and economically. Per the Canadian Centers on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), in 2014, substance use cost New Brunswick over $930 million. The cost amounts to over $1,200 per person regardless of age. Overall approximately 36% of the cost is connected to alcohol, whereas roughly 1% of the cost is attributable to other drugs such as psychedelic drugs. The costs are connected to healthcare, lost productivity, criminal justice, and additional direct costs. Every year in the province there are people being admitted to emergency departments because of drug-related incidents. Per Health Canada, in 2011, approximately 1.8% of Canadians aged 15 and older experienced at least one harm in the past year due to their illicit drug use. Among youth and young adults aged 15 to 24, they were five times more likely to experience these dangerous situations.

LSD is a chemically synthesized hallucinogen and is made from ergot, which is a kind of mold that grows on rye grain. The use of LSD has continued in Canada and is being experimented with again for treating medical conditions. DMT is a naturally occurring plant-based psychedelic found in the bark and nuts of certain trees from Central and South America. The effects of DMT are much shorter-lasting than those of LSD. Psilocybin or magic mushrooms are commonly abused drugs in Canada and are found in certain types of fungus. Magic mushrooms are appealing to young people because they are easy to get and find in Canada. Ecstasy is considered a psychedelic because of the hallucinogenic effects and mood-enhancing stimulant effects. Ecstasy does have the potential to induce hallucinations and delusions, and it is possible to experience a bad trip because of it. Mescaline and peyote is a naturally occurring psychedelic found in some species of cactus, such as the peyote cactus. If you are struggling with a drug addiction involving psychedelic drugs, there are treatment options in New Brunswick that will help.

CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ARTICLE


marcel gemme author

Author
Marcel Gemme

More Info

Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

Meet an Expert

Sylvain Fournier

Sylvain Fournier | Bio

Across Canada, there are many different treatment options to choose from, private, government-funded, inpatient, and outpatient. See More