Mescaline is a hallucinogen that is produced from the Peyote cactus. For many centuries, native people have used the Peyote cactus in religious ceremonies and in the rites of passage. However, in 1970 it was decided that the drug offered no true medicinal function and was banned. Today it has also become a widely popular recreational drug. In turn, many become addiction and need mescaline addiction treatment.
How Mescaline Is Used
Mescaline comes from the top portion of the peyote cactus. The “buttons” are removed and dried. Many then chew, swallow, dilute in water, ingest, or inject the buttons. The raw taste is very bitter, so many mix it in fruit juice, soda or coffee to add flavor.
The Hallucinogenic Effects
Very similar to Magic Mushrooms, Cannabis and LSD, the hallucinogenic effects of Mescaline may last up to 12 hours. The drug interferes with normal brain function especially in how serotonin and the nerve cells interact in the brain and spinal cord. The intense mind altering abilities of Mescaline can create auditory, visual hallucinations – that may be terrifying – as well as result in a pleasurable sensation. Users also reported feelings of increased anxiety and self-loathing. In turn, the overall negative effects of this drug are what push people to seek Mescaline addiction treatment.
Signs of Abuse
The most common sign of Mescaline abuse are:
- Hallucinations and confusion
- Loss of time/memory
- Worsening mental health issues
Mescaline abuse may impact the body’s ability to control speech and movement and may also produce the following physical and psychological side effects:
- Increase in blood sugar
- Dilated pupils
- Bloody stool
- Sweating and chills
- Nausea and vomiting
- Constant and intense headaches
- Panic attacks/anxiety
- Respiratory conditions
- Irregular heart rate tachycardia)/Heart failure
- Nightmares and flashbacks
- Loss of time
- Fear and paranoia
- Convulsions and death
Research shows that the danger in Mescaline use lies in the frequency. Moreover, there can be long-term side effects leading to a potentially permanent and chemically-created mental illness.
Seeking Professional Mescaline Addiction Treatment
Some individuals develop a psychological dependency to Mescaline. As a result, they’ll continue to use the drug even as they are experiencing physical side effects and damage. Approximately 2,000 people enter rehab each year citing Mescaline use as a problem. Although Mescaline is not considered to be an addictive drug as is the case with alcohol, heroin and prescription pain medicine; there is still a risk for tolerance developing. Further, chronic use can be a stepping stone to other substance abuse. Medical detox may be necessary to help individuals overcome other drug or alcohol abuse and addiction. Additionally, many may find it further beneficial to enter a rehab treatment program to help them deal with their reasons for substance abuse. Detox is the first step toward recovery, and Gallus Detox Centers offers comprehensive addiction detox programs including:
If you or someone you know are struggling with a drug and alcohol addiction and are in need of detox, Gallus Detox Centers can help. Gallus Detox Centers specializes in IV therapy medical detox, a safer and more effective method for detox from drugs and alcohol and will provide you with a customized plan to meet your individual needs. Call Gallus Medical Detox Centers today at 888-228-9114, to see if our treatment program is right for you.