DMT Abuse and Addiction Explained

Dimethyltryptamine, or DMT, is a substance found in plants. DMT causes hallucinations, which are visions, feelings, or sounds that are not real. Since the drug causes hallucinations, many people seek it out for recreational use. Some people can even become addicted to the substance and eventually need help to break their dependence.

If you or a loved one struggles with DMT abuse, it is not too late to get help. Contact us today to enroll in one of our substance abuse treatment programs in Washington.

What Is DMT?

What is DMT?

Many experts believe that DMT use started in South America, where tribes of people ceremoniously ingested and smoked plants containing the compound. DMT highs produce powerful hallucinations that some people interpret as visions.

DMT is one of the most potent hallucinogenic drugs in the country and can be extremely dangerous. Trafficking the drug in the U.S. can bring a lifetime prison sentence.

While it is not as widespread as drugs like cocaine or marijuana, the substance's potency makes the tendency for abuse high.

DMT Abuse in the US

What Is a DMT High Like?

What is a DMT Trip Like?

Like other hallucinogenic and psychedelic drugs, DMT interacts with a person's mind to make them see visions and hear sounds that are not there. Each person will experience different hallucinations since their minds are unique.

Some other effects of a DMT high include:

  • Increased blood pressure
  • Intense euphoria
  • Dilated pupils
  • Increase heart rate
  • Warped perception of time

DMT use can sometimes cause a bad reaction, known as a bad trip. People with mental health issues, like depression and anxiety, are prone to having bad trips. Nausea, vomiting, and terrifying hallucinations can occur when someone has a bad trip.

DMT Addiction Information

Signs of DMT Abuse and Addiction

Signs of DMT Drug Abuse

Like many other substances, people who abuse DMT can eventually slip into the cycle of addiction. After a person begins taking DMT more often, they may start to increase their dose since their tolerance has increased. An increased tolerance can very easily lead to a physical and emotional dependence on DMT since the body does not know how to operate without it. Dependence is the telltale sign of addiction.

Other signs of addiction include:

  • Craving DMT
  • Neglecting work or school to get high
  • Isolating from friends and family
  • Making poor financial decisions
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms

Withdrawing from DMT can be uncomfortable and dangerous. Many times, withdrawal symptoms force people to relapse and retake the drug. Professional detoxification centers may be a good choice for people to detox safely from DMT.

DMT Withdrawal Symptoms

Since DMT is a psychoactive drug that interacts with a person's brain, severe mental symptoms can occur when someone tries to quit DMT. Physical symptoms can also occur, and the combination of the two can even be fatal.

Some DMT withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Diarrhea
  • High blood pressure
  • Psychosis
  • Muscle spasms
  • Depression
  • Coordination problems

Physical symptoms usually peak within a few days after quitting DMT, but mental symptoms can persist for weeks and months after getting sober. Seeking a professional detox center can be a critical decision in the recovery journey.

Choosing not to detox from DMT can severely impact a person's mental health and significantly increase their risk of self-harm and suicide.

DMT Withdrawal Symptoms
DMT Addiction Treatment

DMT Recovery Treatment at Northpoint Washington

Addiction is an isolating, scary experience. If you are ready to take the steps to recovery, there is no better time to start than now. Our detox and rehabilitation programs can help you get clean and learn the skills needed to succeed in sobriety.

During your time in our center, you will receive dedicated care from our medical professionals and a personalized treatment plan for your recovery needs. Your recovery is our priority, even after you leave our care.

Contact us today at 425.437.3298 to get started.