LSD and the Body: How Long Does it Remain in Your System

While there are some medical drugs that one could argue have limited usefulness in specific situations, the truth is that many drugs–especially illicit drugs–have far more drawbacks and risks than benefits. Generally speaking, all drugs are chemical substances that interact with the body in order to produce physiological changes. There is no doubt that some drugs are certainly stronger than others, and it’s, therefore, possible that any residuals from these drugs that remain in the body and then are reactivated at a later time can cause intense effects. One such drug that fits into this category is LSD.

What is LSD

Lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD, is normally ingested orally, though it is sometimes also injected, inhaled or even applied to the skin. LSD is a hallucinogenic drug, which means it dramatically alters the user’s perceptions. While some may argue that LSD does not drive the individual into compulsive use patterns and is therefore not addictive, an individual who uses the drug on a regular basis will experience increased tolerance and may demonstrate addictive behavior as they take greater and greater quantities in an effort to achieve better and stronger highs. It is also considered highly dangerous because of its serious side effects. Some LSD effects include fear, anxiety, panic, delusions, paranoia, loss of identity, feelings that reality doesn’t truly exist, and seizures. In some cases, these side effects are so incredibly intense that the individual may feel driven to self-mutilation, violent outbursts, homicide or suicide. Unfortunately, even an individual who has chosen to stop taking LSD may continue to experience the side effects of this drug long afterward.

LSD in Your Body

An individual who takes LSD will experience the initial “pleasurable effects” of the drug–often referred to as a trip–for anywhere from six to twelve hours. If the individual continues to use the drug on a regular basis, they will experience an increased tolerance that will shorten and reduce the intensity of their trips. If the individual withdraws from the use of LSD, they will normally experience withdrawal symptoms for three to four days. Unfortunately, even after an individual has successfully withdrawn from LSD and feels restored to a normal, drug-free condition, there are trace amounts of the drug still in their system that, when released into their bloodstream, can cause them to re-experience many of the effects of LSD just as if they were once again ingesting it. These trace amounts of LSD are stored in the fatty tissues of the body and can be reintroduced into the bloodstream at any future time, completely without warning. Needless to say, this can be incredibly disconcerting for the individual. Fortunately, it can also be addressed and resolved.

Rehabilitation Treatment

The goal of any rehabilitation treatment program is, of course, to help the individual disconnect from drug use and establish the foundation they will need in order to move forward into a healthy, drug-free future. This is successfully accomplished by helping the individual to address all of the causes and effects of drug use, which includes ensuring that all residual drug toxins are safely and effectively removed from the body. In the case of LSD, this can bring the individual a great amount of relief as they come to realize that a lack of residual drugs in the fatty tissues of their body means that they are not at risk of experiencing a future LSD trip.

For more information about how to effectively eliminate LSD and other drug substances from the body, contact Narconon Freedom Center today.

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