Hallucinogen Addiction Treatment (Rehab and Detox)

Hallucinogen addiction is a complex and severe health condition that demands a multifaceted approach to treatment. At Sanctuary Lodge, our hallucinogen addiction treatment programmes incorporate three critical stages that address the physical, psychological and social dimensions of the condition. This approach will not only help you to overcome drug addiction but will also enable positive lifestyle changes and provide ongoing support throughout your recovery journey post-rehab. Our goal is to ensure a holistic recovery, enabling you to reclaim control over your life and embark on a path toward lasting wellness.

Stage one: Hallucinogen detox

Hallucinogen detox is a critical first step in the recovery process. It is aimed at safely removing hallucinogenic substances from the body and breaking the dependency that develops as a result of prolonged drug use.

The experience of drug detox varies with different hallucinogens as some create only a psychological dependence while others cause both a physical and psychological one. In either case, hallucinogen detox helps to stabilise the person’s physical and mental state, allowing for a safer and more effective transition into the next stages of treatment.

Hallucinogen detox can be distressing and potentially dangerous so it should only be attempted with medical guidance and support. This involves managing potential hallucinogen withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, depression and drug flashbacks to help keep the person safe and comfortable while they begin healing.

Hallucinogen detox at Sanctuary Lodge

Undergoing detoxification from hallucinogens at Sanctuary Lodge is a structured and supportive process, designed to address the unique challenges presented by hallucinogen withdrawal. Our approach is characterised by several key components that ensure a safe and effective detox experience:

A full medical assessment

Upon arrival, each client undergoes a comprehensive medical assessment. This initial evaluation is critical for developing a clear understanding of the individual’s physical and psychological health, substance use history and any co-occurring disorders that may complicate treatment.

Individualised detox plan

Based on the initial assessment, a custom detox plan is formulated for each individual. This plan takes into account the type of hallucinogen used, the duration of use, the frequency of use and any underlying health conditions. This individualised approach is essential for addressing the wide range of hallucinogen withdrawal symptoms that can arise, ensuring that each client receives the most appropriate and effective care.

Medical support and supervision

Throughout the hallucinogen detox process, clients are under continuous medical supervision by a team of healthcare professionals experienced in detox treatment. This constant monitoring allows for the immediate addressing of any hallucinogen withdrawal symptoms or complications, ensuring the client’s safety and comfort. Medications may also be administered to relieve withdrawal symptoms and support the client’s physical and psychological well-being.

Access to rehab therapy

At Sanctuary Lodge, clients have access to a range of therapeutic interventions, even during hallucinogen detox. This early introduction to therapy helps to address the psychological aspects of dependency, preparing clients for the more intensive therapeutic work that follows in the rehab stage.

Stage two: Hallucinogen rehab therapy

Following the detoxification process, the next critical phase in recovery is comprehensive drug rehab therapy. This stage is designed to address the psychological, emotional and behavioural aspects of addiction which are crucial for achieving long-term sobriety and preventing relapse.

The benefits of rehab therapy in treating hallucinogen addiction are multifaceted. Firstly, it provides individuals with the tools and skills needed to cope with cravings and triggers which reduces the risk of relapse. Evidence-based therapy sessions help uncover and address the root causes of hallucinogen use – which often include trauma, mental health issues or stressful life circumstances – and provide a pathway to resolve these underlying issues.

Rehab therapy also supports the development of a healthy self-image and promotes positive lifestyle changes which are essential for sustaining recovery after treatment has finished. It helps individuals gain insights into their addictive behaviours, learn effective strategies for managing stress and emotions and work towards rebuilding their lives free from the influence of hallucinogens. This comprehensive approach ensures that the root causes of addiction are addressed, laying a solid foundation for a successful and lasting recovery.

Hallucinogen rehab at Sanctuary Lodge

At Sanctuary Lodge, our approach to hallucinogen rehab therapy is comprehensive and designed to address the complex nature of hallucinogen dependency. We offer inpatient rehab, which ensures an immersive approach to recovery, providing clients with peace and space to focus on recovery with no outside distractions or stress. This also enables us to create a community where staff and clients work together towards a common goal and support each other through the obstacles that arise during treatment.

Sanctuary Lodge provides treatment for a number of hallucinogen dependencies with some of our most common recovery programmes, including:

LSD addiction treatment

LSD rehab/detox focuses on addressing the psychological dependence on the drug and helping individuals understand and work through the reasons behind LSD addiction. The goal is to equip clients with the tools they need to maintain long-term sobriety and rebuild their lives in a positive and healthy way.

Ketamine addiction treatment

Treatment for ketamine addiction at Sanctuary Lodge includes medical and therapeutic support to address both the dissociative effects of the drug and the harm caused by chronic ketamine use. Ketamine detox first helps to break the physical and psychological dependency while ketamine rehab focuses on exploring and overcoming underlying causes.

Cannabis addiction treatment

Cannabis detox is a crucial part of treatment at Sanctuary Lodge as withdrawal can be potentially very uncomfortable, especially in the early stages. Following detox, cannabis rehab takes a focused approach to address the reasons for compulsive use and develop healthier coping strategies without the need for the drug.

Sanctuary Lodge’s hallucinogen therapy programme

We employ a variety of therapeutic modalities to ensure a holistic recovery, addressing each individual’s psychological, emotional and social needs. Just some of the therapies that make up our hallucinogen rehab programme include:

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
CBT is a cornerstone of our rehab programme, helping clients identify and alter negative thought patterns and behaviours that fuel their hallucinogen use. This helps them to manage triggers and cravings better, significantly reducing the risk of relapse.
Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT)
DBT focuses on improving emotional regulation and enhancing coping mechanisms and is particularly effective for individuals struggling with co-occurring disorders such as depression or anxiety. It teaches vital skills in mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and communication, all of which can play key roles in long-term recovery.
Group therapy
Group therapy offers a supportive environment where clients can share experiences and learn from others who are facing similar challenges. Sessions cover a range of topics, including relapse prevention, coping strategies and personal growth and foster a sense of community and belonging.
One-to-one therapy
Individual therapy sessions provide a private space for clients to delve into personal issues and traumas that may contribute to their hallucinogens. These sessions are crucial for personalised care, allowing our therapists to tailor their approach to each client’s unique needs and recovery goals.
Holistic therapies
Our holistic therapies include meditation, art therapy, sound bath sessions and yoga and are designed to support overall well-being and recovery. These therapies offer creative and physical outlets for stress, enhanced self-expression and improved physical health.

Aftercare and relapse prevention

Transitioning back to daily life after completing an inpatient rehab programme can be challenging. Relapse prevention is a critical component of sustained recovery, ensuring individuals remain committed to their sobriety in the face of real-world pressures and triggers. Sanctuary Lodge is deeply committed to supporting clients through this vulnerable phase with robust aftercare and relapse prevention strategies, which include:

Ongoing group therapy

Our aftercare programme allows clients to participate in group therapy sessions for up to a year after leaving Sanctuary Lodge. These sessions are crucial for maintaining the sense of community and mutual support that is developed during treatment.

Relapse prevention plan development

Each client leaves Sanctuary Lodge with a personalised relapse prevention plan. This plan is developed in collaboration with therapists and includes strategies to manage triggers, stress and cravings effectively. Strategies include:

  • Establishing a healthy routine with a balanced diet and good sleep practices
  • Engaging in regular physical activity and mindfulness practices Developing a strong support network, including family, friends and peers
  • Joining Narcotics Anonymous or another support group
  • Learning to identify, manage or avoid triggers

These strategies are designed to empower clients, providing them with the tools and support necessary to navigate recovery challenges confidently.

Begin hallucinogen addiction treatment today

If you or someone you love is struggling with hallucinogen addiction, professional help is just a phone call or email away. At Sanctuary Lodge, we offer a comprehensive treatment programme that addresses the physical, psychological and social aspects of addiction. Our team of experts is ready to support you every step of the way, from hallucinogen detox right through to aftercare. Contact Sanctuary Lodge today to find out more about how we can help.


Is hallucinogen detox always necessary?
Hallucinogen detox is a crucial first step in the recovery process for individuals who have developed a dependence on hallucinogens. Although the physical withdrawal symptoms associated with hallucinogens may be less intense compared to substances like opioids or alcohol, the psychological effects can be significant. Detox provides a supervised setting to safely manage these effects and prepare the individual for the therapeutic work of rehab.
How long does hallucinogen rehab take?
The duration of hallucinogen rehab varies depending on the individual’s specific needs, the severity of their condition and their progress through the programme. Sanctuary Lodge provides inpatient hallucinogen rehab that ranges from two to twelve weeks, offering a comprehensive approach that includes detox, therapy and aftercare planning. Ultimately, the length of rehab is tailored to ensure the best outcomes for long-term recovery, with some individuals benefiting from extended stays to solidify their coping strategies and relapse prevention skills.


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