June 5, 2018

Tips For Dealing With Overdoses On LSD

You might be in a store, at a public event, or even discover a family member has a problem. When someone has taken a large amount of LSD, how can you get through & help them?

Let’s be honest, at some point in our lives we may run into someone who, by means of a psychotropic compound, is committing acts that might hurt themselves or others. If they are having a physical reaction and are poisoned, call 911 or find an EMS immediately. However, confusion, an inability to answer, a strong conviction toward a misperceptions & many other reactions can occur when trying to communicate. Here’s some tips that may help someone reliving events, unable to communicate, or stuck in a loop when speaking.

Talk with them like a friend.

Start if you can by asking their name, this is the best way to determine if they are aware & able to communicate. If they cannot, try suggesting they sit down and sit down with them. Try & get them to refocus their attention on something peaceful in view. Talk about that object & try to bring them back to where they are slowly. Sometimes, if the amount was great enough, this may not be possible quickly, if you are not able to stay with them, work with them over time to find a friend. Try to determine what drug they are on. If they are in a loop & keep saying the same things, try to get them not to speak for awhile, and rely on “yes” and “no” as answers.

Don’t stare.

The human face is one of the most powerful things to the human brain. It can invoke the strongest emotional reactions & extended looks can make them feel violated or scared. If you can try to get them to focus on something soothing with you. Somatic experience therapy has shown reorientation to anything that catches the eye can help to calm the nervous system, which in cases of LSD overdose are extremely apparent.

Find someone or somewhere familiar to them.

Members of authority can have a bad effect on the status of an individual who has taken too much. Try & find people who know the individual & reassociate them in a comfortable environment. Immediate institutionalization or incarceration can have a lasting effect that may orient the individual to feel trapped. A good friend in plain clothes is the best person to call if possible. If the person is hiding the addiction from their family for unknown reasons, it once again may exacerbate the situation.

What do I do if they are hurting themselves or others?

Call a professional or 911. If you alert the police, tell them how the person has altered themselves & your local police should someone trained or aware of how to deal with the situation. Be informative, as the less the responders know, the less effective they will be at attempting to communicate & help the individual.

What do I do when they have calmed down?

Call us. If someone is taking mortal risks to escape, it’s time for a serious treatment facility to assist in rehabilitation. With years of proven recovery, we can help them get back to living & enjoying it again. It’s a long process & in some cases long-term brain damage can occur. We understand how to treat many forms of addiction with extremely effective options.

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