Santa Monica is a small city on the water, just west of Los Angeles, California. This area is home to about 92,000 residents.1 Santa Monica’s proximity to the much larger metropolitan area means that several drug problems spill over into the beachside city, including abuse of hallucinogenic drugs, such as LSD.
D-lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD, is a synthetic hallucinogen that is derived from a fungus that grows on various grains. The powerful effects of this substance last for as long as 12 hours and can cause hallucinations, delusions, other changes to sensory experiences, and mood swings. The drug can also increase heart rate, body temperature, physical tremors, and high blood pressure, all of which can be dangerous. The changes in how the brain processes reality, combined with a loss of physical coordination, can cause a serious accident.2
In the spring of 2017, a 15-year-old high school student abused LSD and died after falling off an apartment building in Santa Monica.3 According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 1.3% of 8th graders, 3% of 10th graders, and 5% of 12th graders had ever tried LSD in 2017.4 Abusing drugs at any time is harmful and can lead to problematic patterns of substance abuse and addiction.
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If you're living with an addiction, a Santa Monica drug treatment center might be just the place for you to heal.Tips on Enrolling Into a Treatment Program
According to an article published in the L.A. Times, about 11 percent of the population of Santa Monica smokes cigarettes. If you're addicted to any other substance, even if that other substance is nicotine, it's best to disclose that when you're in the enrollment process, so your therapists can come up with a plan to address all of the addiction issues you're facing.
Should I Go Through Detox First?
Some facilities offer detox services, providing you with support while your body adjusts to a lack of access to drugs. Other facilities will require you to go through detox before you arrive. This is a good topic to discuss before you enroll.Find Recovery Clinics in Santa Monica
There are several avenues you could take to find Santa Monica addiction treatment programs. You could:
There is no obligation to enter treatment and you can opt out at any time.