The Definition of DMT (DieMethylTryptamine)
DMT is short for DieMethylTyrptamine, which is a hallucinogenic drug. It is found in a variety of plants and seeds, it is also known to be produced synthetically. DMT is known by its street names “businessman’s trip” and “fantasia”. It can be sniffed, smoked, or injected.
DMT produces the effect known as a “trip” , altering sensory perception and sense of self and others. DMT distorts what people see, hear, smell, taste and feel by altering brain chemicals such as serotonin and acetylcholine. The effects of DMT vary with person to person.
The Dangers of DMT
DMT causes impaired judgment that often leads to rash decisions and accidents. This can be a danger to the user and those around them. DMT can also cause extremely frightening trips or flashbacks. While DMT is not considered to be addictive in the way that heroin or cocaine is many do develop dependency to hallucinogenic drugs such as this. DMT users quickly develop a tolerance which requires them to take larger doses to achieve the desired effects, this can be a serious danger to their physical and mental health.
DMT (DieMethylTryptamine) Use
DMT (DieMethylTryptamine) is commonly used for recreational purposes in the club and party scenes. Users take this drug as a way to right true enlightenment, euphoria and well being. Many have felt as if they are connected on a spiritual level to others and have been touch by a higher power when tripping on DMT (DieMethylTryptamine). What the user see’s, hear, smell’s, taste’s and feel’s is distorted by DMT.
Regular use of DMT can quickly result in the user developing a tolerance to the drug. This means that the user needs larger doses to acheive the desired effects. This can be a danger to the user’s physical and mental health. The effects of DMT and unpredictable and in high doses it can set the individual up for a dangerous frightening trip.
Signs and Symptoms of DMT (DieMethylTryptamine) Abuse
DMT (DieMethylTryptamine) affects each user differently. Someone who is abusing DMT (DieMethylTryptamine) or any other type of hallucinogenic drug will experience changes to the brain and heart as well as their own outlook on life. DMT abuse permanently impaires the users judgment, resulting in; rash decisions, risky sexual behavior, accidents and even suicide. DMT can cause dehydration, cardiac effects and seizures, which can lead to serious health issues and even death.
Signs of DMT (DieMethylTryptamine) Abuse
- Changes in the senses
- Fluctuations in body temperature
- Alterations in time perception
- Pupil dilation
- Feeling detached from one’s body
- Lingering visual images after the trip has ended
- Inability to discern reality from fantasy
- Diminished ability to learn new concepts
- Nausea and vomiting
- Alterations in mood
- Memory loss
Symptoms of Withdrawal from DMT (DieMethylTryptamine)
- Muscle spasms
- Loss of coordination
- Aggressive, hostile or violent behavior
- Zombie-like state
- High blood pressure
- Rapid heart rate
- Fear of going insane
- Frank psychosis
- Permanent post-hallucinogenic perceptual disturbance
- Long-term psychosis
DMT (DieMethylTryptamine) Addiction Treatment
There is no specific protocol for DMT (DieMethylTryptamine) addiction treatment. However there are medications that can calm the body and mind during withdrawal as well as treat any psychological changes due to DMT abuse. Cognitive therapy will help the patient to identify the behaviors, routines and dysfunctional behaviors associated with DMT abuse and allow them to focus on changing them to ones that promote sober living. People use DMT for mind-altering and recreational reasons, addiction treatment will help to uncover those reasons and allow the patient to work through them, learning how to abstain from its use.