Hallucinogen Addiction Treatment

In the 1960s, the counter-culture indulged in hallucinogens and brought them to the world’s attention. Hallucinogens are a class of drug that distorts the user’s perception of reality. You may have heard this referred to as a trip. While tripping, you can’t function normally, such as going to work or attending classes, and you may see and hear things that aren’t really happening. You may have started using hallucinogens recreationally but now find yourself facing addiction. There are long-term health issues for hallucinogen addiction. You may experience weight loss, depression and anxiety. Depending on the hallucinogen you use, you may experience damage and changes to brain chemistry. But there is hope to change all this damage around when you seek hallucinogen addiction treatment and finally obtain lifelong recovery. Learn more about Cliffside Malibu’s luxury hallucinogen addiction treatment in California.

Hallucinogen Addiction

From acid to magic mushrooms, hallucinogens are commonly used among Americans. A 2018 survey showed that around 5.6 million Americans, aged 12 years and older, had used hallucinogens in the past 12 months. Not everyone who uses hallucinogens struggles with addiction; there are plenty or recreational users. If you suspect that you or someone you love is addicted to hallucinogens, you need to watch out for the signs. There are many types of hallucinogens, so you may see some signs but not others


  • Nausea, vomiting and other stomach issues
  • Inability to focus
  • Confusion
  • Extreme cravings
  • Inability to stop using hallucinogens
  • Muscle spasms
  • Increased heart rate
  • Problems with vision
  • Paranoia
  • Amnesia
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Numbness in extremities
  • Withdrawing from loved ones
  • Legal troubles involving the use of hallucinogens
  • Inability to hold a job or attend classes
  • Extreme sweating

If several of these signs are apparent, it’s time to acknowledge that you or someone you love has a hallucinogen addiction. Help is available for your struggle, and you can recover.

Hallucinogen Addiction Treatment and Rehab in California

Many people use hallucinogens as a means to escape their everyday lives. It might be that you can’t deal with the stress in a healthy way or that you have certain triggers that make you want to escape. When you decide to recover from hallucinogen addiction, it can be beneficial to work with a treatment team in an in-patient facility, where you can find the care and compassion you need to become successful in recovery. You are able to leave your daily concerns at home and concentrate on your own well-being.


When working with a treatment team, private therapy sessions give you the chance to explore the triggers and behaviors that led to your hallucinogen addiction. You’ll also develop new tools for dealing with those triggers to minimize the chances of a relapse. Family counseling might also be a part of your private therapy sessions. In many cases, hallucinogen addiction takes a toll on all of your loved ones. Putting time into repairing these relationships is essential as you’ll need their support when you leave your treatment center.

Group therapy is also a valuable benefit of a treatment center. You meet with other people who struggle with addiction. With a counselor leading the discussion, the people in the group share their own stories and discover yourself reflected in these stories, as well. It’s also possible to find new ways of dealing with your triggers and ways of curbing your own behaviors during these sessions.

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Stages of Change for Addiction Recovery

At Cliffside Malibu, we base our individualized luxury treatment plans on the Stages of Change model. The Stages of Change model, created by James O. Prochaska and Carlo DiClemente at the University of Rhode Island, illustrated how those seeking to recover from addiction go through a series of “stages” that allowed them ultimately to transcend their addictions and maintain sobriety. This means that we meet you where you are mentally, physically and spiritually, helping you to overcome the deep-rooted issues that have caused your addiction to flourish.
The staff of Cliffside Malibu was personally trained by Prochaska on this powerful treatment model. It is the hallmark of our treatment program. Learn more about the Stages of Change.

When you’re ready to recover from hallucinogens or any other substance that has taken over your life, call us at (844) 524-7157 today. It could very well be the best call you’ve ever made.


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