Treatment for hallucinogen abuse
With so many different types of hallucinogens, treatments should be based on what the individual needs. Treatment options for hallucinogens which are normally a part of any treatment program include hallucinogen detox treatment and/or behavioral therapy.
The first step in treating addiction treatment is detoxification treatment, which allows the patient to get rid of the toxic substances and gradually reduce drug dependence. During the detox program, patients may experience uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that can be easily managed by taking medication under the supervision of a medical professional.
Though abusing hallucinogens does not cause physical dependence, the prolonged use can still produce physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms like:
- Trouble experiencing pleasure
Once detox is complete, the patients then attend therapy or counseling sessions. Therapy helps in understanding the nature of addiction, addressing the environmental factors that contributed to the pattern of abuse, knowing ways to fight the side effects as well as learning the necessary life-skills to embark on the long road to recovery. Continuous aftercare is also recommended after initial treatment, such as attending 12-step programs, through which one can stay motivated and hopeful about recovery.
It is very important that any treatment for hallucinogen addiction also includes treatment for any co-occurring disorders. Also known as dual diagnosis treatment, during this phase, the patient is treated for one or more illnesses, such as hallucinogen addiction and depression, in one go. When left untreated, a co-occurring illness can negatively affect a person’s recovery and lead to a relapse.
Why choose Sovereign Health
If you or your loved one is struggling with an addiction to hallucinogens, help is available. At Sovereign Health of Texas, individuals can find treatment for addiction and dual diagnosis, as well as medical detox services. Sovereign Health of El Paso, Texas offers comprehensive treatment programs for adult men and women (aged 18 or above) with addiction-related, behavioral health and co-occurring disorders. Our patients undergo a thorough physical and mental evaluation at the time of admission. This helps in diagnosing their issues accurately as well as charting the course of the finest personalized treatment plan best-suited as per their needs.
Basis the frequency, duration and severity of symptoms, treatment for hallucinogen addiction may involve medically-assisted detox and intensive psychotherapies. In addition to offering evidence-based treatment, we offer our patients individually tailored treatment services like dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, individual, group, and family therapy; neurofeedback, and experiential therapies, such as art therapy and expressive arts therapy. We also offer continuing care programs to provide supportive care that help the patients enjoy a lasting recovery.
To find out more about our top-notch addiction treatment programs or to locate the best hallucinogen detox centers near you, contact our 24/7 helpline and speak with our admissions team. You can even chat online with our representatives for further assistance.