Find Addiction Rehabs Offers Comprehensive Guide to HPPD
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Find Addiction Rehabs (FAR), which is a company based in Boca Raton, FL that provides resources on addiction, has recently published a blog post on hallucinogen persisting perception disorder or HPPD. This is a non-psychotic disorder that is related to drug abuse that is present in the lives of almost 5 percent of those who have used hallucinogenic drugs. This means that the symptoms of their “trip” had persisted in some form for an indefinite length of time. In this particular article, the condition of HPPD is examined, its cause, and successful types of treatment that have helped in alleviating its effects for some people are discussed.
HPPD is a rare disorder, occurring in 4.0 to 4.5 percent of people who used hallucinogens, but many of those who have it will likely have had a history of psychological or substance abuse problems. Nevertheless, it can affect anyone, including those who are experimenting with drugs that have hallucinogenic effects for the first time. At the present time, doctors and scientists have not yet found a definitive cause for HPPD, nor the defining characteristics that can increase a person’s risks of developing the disorder. However, there are certain factors that have been determined to be not the cause of HPPD, which can help in diagnosis. These include: brain injury; neurological disorders, such as epilepsy or seizures; and other psychiatric conditions.
It has been observed that HPPD is typically associated with people who use or abuse hallucinogenic drugs, including MDMA (ecstasy), psilocybin (magic mushrooms), LSD, DMT, and more, with LSD being the most commonly reported reason for HPPD. HPPD can either be type 1, where the individual has brief and random flashbacks; or type 2, where the individual has persistent visual hallucinations or changes to their vision, which can appear or disappear at random.
There are various kinds of visual hallucinations that a person with HPPD can experience. These include: seeing auras or rings of light around objects; colors appearing to be more vivid or intense; color confusion or swapping; tracers or trailers; seeing geometric patterns or shapes in objects; seeing images within images; difficulty with reading; objects that seem to vibrate or move; visual snow; and feelings of unease. There are a number of possible treatments for HPPD, including the use of a mood-stabilizing and anti-epileptic medication and Clonazepam. It may also help reduce stress, stop taking illegal drugs, and treat related conditions.
Find Addiction Rehabs has also released an article that discusses illegal drugs that cause hair loss. While hair loss is typically a normal sign of aging, the heavy use of recreational drugs and/or alcohol abuse can cause premature hair loss. There are a number of reasons why drug use can lead to hair loss. First of all, illegal drugs can interrupt the natural hair growth cycle, which is a condition that is called telogen effluvium. There is also the possibility of structural hair damage because taking drugs can modify the keratin stored in the hair strands, causing them to become weaker and easier to lift up from the shaft.
People who are struggling with drug abuse may also likely suffer from stress and other negative effects, including some kind of mental health problem. In addition, drug use can result in a weakened immune system, which can cause chemical imbalances in the body that can result into further damage to hair structure. Cocaine, meth, marijuana, and Adderall are the most common illegal substances that can cause hair loss.
Find Addiction Rehabs was established with the mission of offering the best possible information resource for those who are interested in addiction treatment or those who are looking for information on how they can help their loved ones fight their addiction. Through their expert articles and guest blogs, they believe that FAR can provide not just a directory of treatment centers but also a single resource with regards to addiction disorders and behaviors and the most recent practices for recovery.
Those who are interested in learning more about addiction and the different addiction treatment centers in their particular state, and other relevant info, such as the drug detox diet, can visit the Find Addiction Rehabs website or contact them by phone.
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