|OTHER HALLUCINOGEN USE DISORDER||
Dependence Syndrome Due To Use Of Hallucinogens F16 - ICD10 Description, World Health Organization
Other Halllucinogen Use Disorder - Diagnostic Criteria, American Psychiatric Association
Ineffective TherapiesCurrently there is no effective psychosocial or pharmacological treatment for other hallucinogen use disorder that has been proven effective in replicated, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials. Thus there are no FDA-approved pharmacotherapies for other hallucinogen use disorder. Some argue that hallucinogen use should be decriminalized, and that hallucinogen addiction should be treated "like any other medical disorder". They forget that there is no treatment for hallucinogen use disorder that has been proven effective.
It is possible to stop using hallucinogens. To do this you must: (1) totally divorce yourself from drug-using or drug-supplying people, (2) not use alcohol or any other illegal drug, (3) be socially active and help others, (4) talk to other people who have successfully stayed off drugs, (5) devote yourself to important activities that give meaning and purpose to life (e.g., family, friends, sports, work, helping others, church etc.). Therapists know that these 5 steps work, but our therapies are often ineffective in motivating patients to complete these essential steps to recovery.
Legalizing Illicit DrugsSome people argue that illicit drugs should be legalized to decrease the crime associated with these drugs. Historically, tobacco and alcohol were once illegal drugs. Tobacco smoking is now the leading cause of death in America, and alcoholism is the third leading cause of death. Thus legalizing illicit drugs does not make them any less medically and socially harmful. In fact the opposite is true; legalizing illicit drugs increases their use and the harm they cause. The Government of Finland is passing legislation that will gradually ban all tobacco use by 2040.
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