While many don’t traditionally associate psychedelics with addiction, the reality is that prolonged or frequent use can lead to psychological dependence and harm. Recognizing the unique challenges of psychedelic addiction, we approach it with a blend of traditional therapeutic methods and deep spiritual introspection inspired by Hawaiian cultural principles. Through this comprehensive treatment strategy, Maui Recovery empowers individuals to understand, confront, and move beyond their reliance on psychedelics, guiding them toward a balanced and fulfilling life.
What are Psychedelics?
According to the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, Psychedelics (also known as hallucinogens) are a class of psychoactive substances that produce changes in perception, mood, and cognitive processes. Psychedelics affect all the senses, altering a person’s thinking, understanding of time, and emotions. They can also cause a person to hallucinate—seeing or hearing things that do not exist or are distorted. There are many kinds of psychedelics. Some occur naturally in trees, vines, seeds, fungi, and leaves while others are synthetic.
Signs of using dissociative drugs
Types of psychedelics
LSD (d-lysergic acid diethylamide)
One of the most potent mood- and perception-altering hallucinogenic drugs. It is a clear or white, odorless, water-soluble material synthesized from lysergic acid, a rye fungus compound.
Psilocybin (4-phosphoryloxy-N, N-dimethyltryptamine)
Extracted from certain mushrooms found in tropical and subtropical regions of South America, Mexico, and the United States.
A hallucinogenic brew made from one of several Amazonian plants containing DMT (the primary psychoactive ingredient) along with a vine containing a natural alkaloid that prevents the normal breakdown of DMT in the digestive tract.
A psychoactive plant that is common in southern Mexico and Central and South America.
A powerful hallucinogenic chemical found naturally occurring in some Amazonian plant species and synthesized in the laboratory.
A cough suppressant and expectorant ingredient in some over-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough medications that adolescents and young adults often abuse.
Was initially developed in the 1950s as a general anesthetic for surgery.
A dissociative that is currently used as an anesthetic for humans as well as animals.
A small, spineless cactus with mescaline as its main ingredient.
Psychedelics in the United States
20.6% of global drug users have used magic mushrooms.
The rate of lifetime psychedelic use was most significant among people aged 30 to 34 (a total of 20%, including 26% of males and 15% of females).
Twenty million people in the United States have used MDMA.