More than 20 million people in the U.S. admit to having tried lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) at least once in their lives. Those who abuse the drug may need to seek help at an LSD addiction treatment center. After treatment, a rehab aftercare program provides the support necessary to resist using the drug again. Oceanfront Recovery offers both for those in need of help.

What is LSD?

The Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) refers to LSD as a potent hallucinogen. It is a synthetic chemical made from ergot, a fungus found on grain. Although this drug has been around since the 1930s, it gained popularity in the 1960s for its psychedelic effects. It is still available today as a street drug. Seeking help at an LSD treatment center in Laguna Beach, CA, is one way to approach rehab.

How Does LSD Work?

The staff at an LSD addiction treatment center can help you understand how this drug affects the body. It binds to receptors, disrupting the way serotonin, a neurotransmitter that controls behavior and perception, works.   

LSD directly impacts areas in the brain responsible for detecting stimuli from outside the body. As a result, people who take it often see, hear, and feel things that are not there.

How Does Someone Take LSD?

LSD is an odorless powder. Once dissolved in liquid, paper squares called blotters, soak it up. You lick the paper to take the drug. Sometimes the liquid is put on a sugar cube or dried onto gelatin sheets for you to eat, too. LSD is also available microdots, which is the street name for LSD tablets.

Can You Overdose on LSD?

You can overdose on almost any drug, but the biggest concern with LSD is its unpredictability. Not all highs will be enjoyable. Some users report terrifying experiences with the drug. LSD can also lead to flashbacks. What you experience taking the drug can recur without warning even you have not taken LSD for a long time. LSD use can put you at risk for mental health conditions like schizophrenia and severe depression, too.

Treatment at an LSD Addiction Treatment Center

The treatment for LSD addiction will vary. You might need to spend some time in a residential program to provide a secure live-in environment. Not everyone requires inpatient care, though. Some can go through intensive outpatient treatment, which is more flexible and allows you to live at home.

Partial hospitalization means you spend your day at the LSD addiction treatment center but go home at night with family or friends. During the day, you undergo individual and group therapy, plus have some fun with people who are facing the same challenges as you.

Of course, not all LSD treatment centers in Laguna Beach, CA, are the same. At Oceanfront Recovery, we offer treatment in a small, intimate setting that promotes healing. Oceanfront Recovery is an LSD addiction treatment center. However, we offer a variety of treatment programs to help those battling addiction including:

Oceanfront Recovery sits in downtown Laguna Beach. We staff experienced clinicians, therapists, case managers, and wellness staff and aim to restore the family as a unit.

We offer client-focused therapy built on a foundation of evidence-based treatment. It’s not all work at Oceanfront Recovery, though. We provide amenities that are both relaxing and fun, such as:

  • Surfing
  • Paddleboarding
  • Mountain biking
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba divings

The ocean is within walking distance of our facility.

If you or someone you love is using LSD, now is the time to reach out for help. Give us a call at 877.279.1777 to find out more about Oceanfront Recovery and LSD treatment.