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How to Calm Someone Down From Having a Bad Trip
What to do if you think someone has taken something "poisonous"
- Discover WHAT they have taken, WHEN and HOW MUCH. Gather as much information as you can to help the paramedics.
- Call your local emergency as soon as possible.
- Sometimes it's better out than in, but making them be sick could obstruct their breathing and cause other problems.
Pharmacology, The Study Of Drugs
Worst Case Scenarios
Users can suffer from severe anxiety attacks, suicidal thoughts or become seriously disorientation with delusional and paranoia thoughts. Hallucinations are very common and can be caused by a number of factors including neurological and psychological. Those having a bad trip may also want to harm themselves or others around them. Some may feel they are literally going to die and anyone experiencing these symptoms should get medical help immediately. Users experiencing a bad trip or a reaction to some substances could suffer long term damage, and may need professional long term treatment.
Have wondered what should you do if they're having a bad trip? Wonder no more with this quick guide.
First, try and find out what the person has taken. I know this can be easier said than done, but what could seem like a simple case of a trip gone wrong could be the start of a reaction to something serious. Drugs which 'could' cause hallucinations include Cannabis/Marijuana, Magic Mushrooms, Salvia Divinorum (A psychoactive plant) Acid Tabs/LSD, Ecstasy, Crack, (PCP = Phencyclidine), Cocaine, DMT/Dimethyltryptamine and Amyl Nitrate.
Call for medical help immediately if you have any doubts at all. Unless, you are fully aware of what they have taken, and the possible side effects, try to monitor their breathing and heart rate at all times.
Things like LSD and magic mushrooms can artificially induce psychosis which means you lose all touch with reality, to an observer, a person can appear crazy but this state will evaporate once the drug has worn off.
Never laugh if someone says there going to die, or that a giant teddy bear is chasing them. Also, be prepared to listen to a lot of crazy talk. This will wear off but could last up to 12 hours.
Explain what is happening is not real and concentrate on bringing them back to straight thinking by telling them they're safe. The drug will wear off, and they will definitely not die.
Try to offer drinks such as tea, orange juice or anything to bring there sugar level back up. Even if they don't feel like eating suggest eating food like a small snack like a sandwich or apple. If someone were having a bad mushroom trip, you would not want to give them orange juice. Vitamin C can amplify the effects of the high. People often take vitamin C supplements to increase the potency of their mushrooms.
Try to keep them in a quiet place away from loud noises, lots of people and flashing lights. Make sure they are in a nice calming place with soothing music. and get them to lay on there side in bed if you can.
The color of a room can make all the difference. Light green and blue rooms have a good calming effect. Massaging them gently is another option. They may become agitated so don't push them. They may not be in a cooperative mood.
If things get too serious and violent, keep as far away from them as possible but close enough to stop them from doing something dangerous to them self or others. Be on your guard.
If you called the medical officers, they should have now arrived. They may have to administer a liquid cosh, (a sedative drug) injected to calm them down.
Alleged Ex-Employee's Revelations that Drug Companies want Customers NOT Cures
Below is one of many videos, supported by many website articles on the Internet which shows Ex Pharmaceutical employees revealing how the Pharma companies are not in the business to cure people but to keep supplying medicines and pills.
POLL - In response to the above video
Do you believe Pharmaceutical Companies are in the business to to cure us?
This article is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat or cure any medical problem. All of the above information is for educational purposes only.
© 2007 Tony