According to a YouGov survey conducted in 2021, the majority of the UK adults questioned expressed their support for using psilocybin (or magic mushrooms) as part of medication for treating depression or PTSD. While this indicates a shift in attitudes towards hallucinogens in the UK, it’s important to remember that, like any substance, excessive use of hallucinogens can have serious consequences. If you or someone you know begins to experience a loss of control when using, seeking professional help right away is crucial. A hallucinogen rehab programme may be a viable option worth considering and at Banbury Lodge, we can offer just that.
What drugs are considered to be hallucinogens?
Hallucinogens are a class of psychoactive drugs that can alter a person’s perception, mood and cognitive processes. They work by disrupting communication within the brain and between the brain and body. Hallucinogens can induce visual, auditory and sensory hallucinations, as well as altered states of consciousness and thought. Examples of hallucinogens include cannabis, LSD and ketamine.
What is hallucinogens rehab?
Hallucinogen rehab is a type of rehab treatment that is designed to help individuals who are struggling with problems related to the use of hallucinogenic drugs.
Rehab can be taken in various settings depending on the severity of the problem and the individual’s needs. The most common setting for hallucinogen rehab is inpatient rehab. This type of treatment is usually done in a residential facility and provides a structured and immersive environment for patients to focus solely on their recovery.
When is it time to consider hallucinogen rehab?
If you or someone you care about has been struggling with hallucinogen use, it may be time to consider drug rehab. Hallucinogens can have profound effects on an individual’s physical and psychological health, personal relationships and daily life. Seeking professional help in a safe and supportive environment can be the first step to treating the root causes of drug use and achieving long-term recovery.
An individual struggling with hallucinogen issues should consider seeking professional help, such as hallucinogen rehab if they are experiencing any of the following:
- Withdrawal symptoms
- Loss of control
- Negative impact on daily life, work or school
- Increased tolerance
- Cravings when not using
- Co-occurring mental health issues
If you’re struggling with the effects of hallucinogen use, there’s no shame in seeking help. Rehab can offer a supportive and safe environment to help you overcome the challenges you’re facing. You don’t have to do it alone – take the first step towards a brighter future today.
What are the benefits of hallucinogen rehab?
Going to a hallucinogens rehab can offer many benefits to you if you are struggling with problems related to the use of hallucinogenic drugs. Here are some of the benefits of going to a hallucinogens rehab:
- Increased self-awareness: Hallucinogen rehab can help individuals develop a better understanding of themselves and their behaviour, allowing them to identify the underlying factors that contributed to their hallucinogen addiction.
- Improved emotional regulation: Hallucinogen rehab provides individuals with tools and strategies to manage their emotions better, such as mindfulness techniques, stress-management skills and coping mechanisms for negative feelings and triggers.
- Enhanced mental health: Hallucinogen rehab can help individuals address underlying mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that may have contributed to their problems.
- Better interpersonal relationships: Hallucinogen rehab can help individuals learn effective communication skills and healthy boundaries, which can lead to improved relationships with family, friends and coworkers.
- Reduced social isolation: Hallucinogen rehab provides opportunities to connect with people who have similar experiences and struggles, which can help individuals feel less alone and isolated.
- Increased confidence and self-esteem: Hallucinogen rehab can help individuals regain control over their lives and develop a sense.
What types of hallucinogen rehab does Banbury Lodge provide?
At Banbury Lodge, we are proud to offer the following rehabilitation programmes for the following hallucinogenic drugs;
- Cannabis rehab – Cannabis rehab involves support, educational programmes and counselling to help individuals overcome their marijuana use and learn coping strategies for a sober life.
- Ketamine rehab – Ketamine rehab involves a multidisciplinary approach, including therapy, support and medication-assisted treatment, to help individuals overcome the impact of ketamine use and achieve a drug-free life.
- LSD rehab – LSD rehab involves counselling, support and behavioural therapy to help individuals overcome any negative effects of LSD use and develop coping skills for a sober lifestyle.
What can I expect to happen during hallucinogen rehab at Banbury Lodge?
At Banbury Lodge, we offer customised treatment plans that integrate evidence-based therapies that have proven effective in sustaining long-term recovery from hallucinogen use. Although the treatment plan may differ based on your unique requirements, it typically involves the following components:
Hallucinogen detox is the process of removing hallucinogenic drugs from the body to manage withdrawal symptoms and physical dependence. The detox process can take time and often requires medical supervision to ensure the individual’s safety and comfort through medication-assisted treatment.
Therapy approaches in hallucinogen rehab may vary but often include cognitive-behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness-based approaches. These aim to help individuals identify underlying causes of drug use, develop coping strategies and focus on relapse prevention, ultimately leading to a sustainable recovery.
Upon completion of your Banbury Lodge treatment programme, we will offer you an extensive aftercare plan to sustain your recovery progress. This includes weekly group therapy sessions and access to our Alumni Network, where you can interact with others who have successfully completed hallucinogen rehab and receive continuous support and guidance to avoid relapse.
How should I approach hallucinogen rehab?
We understand how difficult it can be to take the first steps in recognising the problem you may have. If you have chosen to partake in our rehab programme, this is most likely going to be a new experience for you. It is scary diving headfirst into the deep end but rest assured, there are ways you can embrace the new changes by slightly tweaking your mindset. Below, we have put together some helpful and friendly advice on how you can mentally approach rehab with the aim of getting the best from the programme.
- Openness to learn and accept the help offered by Banbury Lodge
- Willingness to explore the deeper reasons behind your hallucinogen drug use
- Commitment to personal growth and self-improvement
- Trust in the process and the professionals guiding you through it
- Recognition of the impact hallucinogen drug use may have had on your life and relationships
- Acceptance of personal responsibility for making positive changes in your life
- Focus on the present moment and making the most out of the rehab experience
- Rediscovery of your passions and interests outside of hallucinogen drug use
- Willingness to connect with others in recovery and build a supportive network
How can I help a loved one who is going to hallucinogen rehab?
It can be heart-breaking to watch someone you love struggle with substance use. It’s natural to feel overwhelmed or helpless, but remember that supporting them can make a difference and there is always hope for recovery.
Here are some ways you can support a loved one who is going to hallucinogen rehab:
- Show your support and encourage them to complete the rehab programme.
- Learn about the hallucinogen rehab programme and what to expect, including its objectives, duration and therapeutic techniques.
- Maintain an open and honest dialogue with your loved one, free from judgement and criticism.
- Participate in family therapy sessions as this can help improve communication and address any family issues that may have contributed to their hallucinogen drug use.
- Remember that recovery is a process and takes time. Be patient with your loved one and offer understanding and support.
- Do not enable their hallucinogen drug use by providing financial aid or covering up their behaviour.
- Celebrate their progress and milestones achieved during the recovery process.
- Identify triggers that may have contributed to their hallucinogen drug use and help them avoid those situations.
- Always remember that taking care of yourself is essential. Seek support from friends, family, or professionals to help you cope with the stress and anxiety that may come with supporting someone in recovery.
What are the next steps?
Don’t let hallucinogens control your life. Take back control and start your journey toward recovery today. Contact us at Banbury Lodge and let us help you achieve a healthier, happier life free from the negative impacts of drug use.
Frequently asked questions
Dissociative drugs cause individuals to feel detached or disconnected from their surroundings. These drugs can also cause hallucinations, but they tend to have a more sedative, dissociative effect. Examples of dissociative drugs include ketamine, PCP (phencyclidine) and dextromethorphan (found in some cough medicines).