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What Is DMT?

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Substance abuse of any kind can present dangers for your overall health and well-being. Certain drugs have more physical side effects than mental side effects and vice versa. However, when someone struggles with addiction, it can be difficult for them to recognize the extent of their problems. Despite negative impacts on their health and professional and personal lives, substance abuse can become their sole focus. The road to recovery is not an easy one, but it is worth it. With professional treatment, you can find healing and reclaim your life.

At BlueCrest Health Group, we provide substance abuse treatment for various substances, from commonly abused drugs like heroin to less common ones such as DMT. If you are struggling, it is critical to remember that you are not alone and help is available. Our team of professionals will give you the comprehensive care and support you need to overcome addiction and build a brighter future. Call 888.340.2214 or contact us online to start today.

What Is DMT?

So, what is DMT? Short for Dimethyltryptamine, DMT is a powerful hallucinogen or psychedelic drug. It is an illegal substance that typically takes the form of a white powder. It is sometimes referred to as ‘Fantasia’ or ‘Dimitri’. When someone takes DMT, it stimulates the production of serotonin in the brain, which is a neurotransmitter that causes feelings of happiness. Users experience intense euphoria and hallucinations, and the drug alters their perception of reality. Some describe this trip as life-changing, and people can begin to feel results almost immediately.

DMT is not the most widely known or used drug. However, people who do use it often admire the drug’s supposed benefits. Unfortunately, DMT can cause significant harm to your physical health and mental wellness. If you are abusing DMT, you are putting your well-being at risk and should consider professional help. BlueCrest Health Group provides various programs that will be tailored to fit your unique needs during treatment to achieve lasting recovery.

The Dangers of DMT

DMT is very fast-acting and leads to an intense but shorter-lived high compared to other hallucinogens. This can be appealing to people seeking the psychedelic experience without the prolonged effects of other hallucinogens, like LSD. Individuals can develop a psychological dependence, where they continue to use the drug to escape reality. It is not uncommon for someone who uses DMT often to consider it to be a source of therapy and rely on it to feel better. However, this perception of the drug is harmful.

Below are some of the potential dangers and side effects of DMT:

  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pain or tightness in the chest
  • Increased heart rate and hypertension
  • Loss of muscle control
  • Seizures
  • Engaging in high-risk behavior when hallucinating

When someone develops a psychological dependence on DMT, they may feel unable to stop using the drug. This is dangerous for their physical, mental, and emotional health. While hallucinogen use disorders are not common, consistent use can lead to compulsive or problematic patterns of misuse. If you or someone you know is abusing DMT, consider reaching out for professional guidance.

Enroll in Substance Abuse Treatment at BlueCrest Health Group Today

You do not have to rely on DMT to escape your present reality. With the right combination of addiction and therapy programs, you can learn to effectively manage your mental and emotional help without the use of substances.

We provide addiction therapy programs for our clients that include individual, family, and group sessions, holistic options, and evidence-based therapies like CBT and DBT. Call BlueCrest Health Group at 888.340.2214 or contact us online to learn how we can help you get started on your recovery.