Peyote and Mescaline
Peyote and mescaline do not have any approved medical use. Historically, the drugs were used by Native Americans in religious ceremonies because of powerful hallucinogenic effects. Both of these drugs are toxic to the human body when abused.
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What is Peyote and Mescaline Addiction?
The structure of mescaline is similar to that of LSD in that both drugs mimic the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin is in part responsible for cognition and emotional balance. When struggling with mescaline or peyote abuse, you repetitively take these substances and live in a world of extraordinarily altered emotional states. Although this altered state may be pleasant, it is not reality, and you are the only one who experiences it.
The human brain is not designed to hallucinate in the normal state of being. The hallucinations produced by these drugs are an abnormality in the functioning of the brain caused by peyote or mescaline. In fact, when people have mental illnesses that cause hallucinations, they take medications to prevent them, rather than to induce them. This is the paradox of an addiction to a hallucinogenic drug. A dual-diagnosis drug rehab can help stabilize your mental health while eliminating the hallucinogen from your body. Recovery Connection works with dual-diagnosis drug rehabs. Our staff will be able to help you find the best treatment to suit your needs. Call us at 866.812.8231 and get a grip on reality today!
Signs of Peyote and Mescaline Abuse
You look for the desired effect of peyote or mescaline, which is to enter into a state of altered perception, or a dreamlike state. However, you risk long-term and potentially permanent changes in the structure and function of your brain. Your body reacts violently to mescaline by inducing vomiting, knowing that it is a poison.
The following is a list of the common effects of peyote and mescaline:
- Altered perception including delusions and hallucinations
- Increased temperature
- Nausea, vomiting and stomach painIncreased blood pressure
- Increased blood pressure
- Increased heart rate
- Loss of appetite
Peyote and mescaline are not available from pharmaceutical companies. Because they are often made in street labs, mescaline may not be pure or is mixed with other substances such as cocaine, MDMA (Ecstasy), heroin, etc. You respond differently to the drug based upon your personality, frequency of use, support systems, the surroundings, and your psychological history. If you had a mental health disorder prior to drug use, it will be worsened by peyote and mescaline abuse. This may also lead to paranoid schizophrenia symptoms.
Peyote and Mescaline Abuse and Treatment
Stopping peyote or mescaline produces withdrawal symptoms because it affects the level of serotonin, which leads to depression and difficulties in judgment. These, along with perceptual disturbances and problems with sleep regulation and appetite, require medical treatment by someone who has expertise in the treatment of addiction.
Hallucinations associated with withdrawal require some form of sedation that only a medical detox facility can give you. In addition, a spiritual component to treatment is helpful because these drugs have the reputation of providing spiritual experiences and insight.
The best option is to enter a drug rehab with a medical detox component on the grounds. Recovery Connection only works with treatment centers that are equipped for detox and rehab. This ensures that there is no opportunity to relapse before completing treatment. Call us today at 866.812.8231 and get back to reality by eliminating drug abuse.
Looking For Treatment?
If you or someone you know has a peyote addiction or mescaline addiction, the necessary addiction treatment needed is available now. If you are not sure of where to look for help, call Recovery Connection’s® toll-free drug addiction helpline at 866.812.8231. One of our coordinators can guide you to the treatment you need. Your call is confidential and we’re here to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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