DMT Treatment & Rehab in Colorado
In Colorado, the focus when it comes to drug addiction and treatment options is often on opioids. Colorado has one of the highest opioid abuse and overdose death rates in the U.S., but these aren’t the only drugs that are problematic in the state.
What if you have a problem with a lesser-known drug such as DMT? You may wonder if there are DMT inpatient or outpatient rehab options near you in Colorado, and if so, what treatment for this drug would be like.
Before exploring DMT addiction treatment options both in Colorado and nationally, we’ll cover briefly what DMT is, and what an addiction to this drug might look like.
DMT is dimethyltryptamine, and it’s a hallucinogen that occurs naturally in plants and can also be synthetically manufactured. There is no medical use for DMT that’s approved in the U.S. currently, and it’s illegal as well. When people take DMT, they experience visual hallucinations, a sense of depersonalization, auditory hallucinations, and rhythmic eye movement.
It can also lead to physical side effects which can be severe and deadly. Some of the physical side effects of DMT include hypertension, high heart rate, seizures, dizziness, and possible respiratory arrest and coma and at high doses.
DMT isn’t necessarily physically addictive, so it’s unique from other drugs, and it requires a distinctive DMT addiction treatment approach as a result.
Treating psychological dependence to DMT is complex, and often requires many different factors which is why it’s important to choose the right DMT rehab facility, such as The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake, where we have experience in the treatment of DMT addiction.
DMT Addiction Treatment
With most drugs such as opioids, there are often two different aspects of treatment that need to be addressed. The first is a psychological addiction, and the second is a physical addiction. With a psychological addiction, some of the signs there is a problem include continuing to use the substance even when there are negative consequences, being preoccupied with the use of the drug, or being unable to stop even if you try.
With a physical addiction, your body has become dependent on the presence of that drug. Your body sees it as normal to have the drug in your system, and if you stop using it suddenly, you will go through withdrawal symptoms, which vary depending on the drug and the severity of the drug use.
With many drugs including opioids and alcohol, withdrawal can include nausea, vomiting, sweating, aches and other symptoms, but this isn’t going to happen when you come off DMT. While physical dependence doesn’t occur, you can develop a tolerance to DMT, meaning that you need continuously higher doses to get the same effects.
With DMT, there isn’t a physical addiction, but instead, DMT addiction treatment focuses primarily on the psychological addiction or dependence you may have on this drug.
As a psychedelic substance, when people take DMT it affects the neurotransmitter serotonin in their brain. It causes somewhat of a blackout experience, and anytime your brain is chemically impacted by the introduction of a substance, there is the possibility of a psychological addiction. When you’re looking for DMT addiction treatment, it’s important to find a facility that has experience treating patients with similar addictions, because it’s unique from other drugs.
Something else that’s important to consider when comparing DMT addiction treatment options is the polydrug abuse element. Many people who use hallucinogenic drugs like DMT or LSD also use other drugs. For example, they may use benzos to calm down after having an experience with DMT. When someone has a polydrug use problem, treating them becomes even more complex and requires a unique approach.
DMT Rehab in Colorado
As with other substances, if you’re looking for DMT addiction rehab, there are generally two primary options. The first is an inpatient, residential center, and the second is outpatient rehab.
With inpatient DMT addiction rehab, patients live in a facility for a period that averages 28 to 90 days. During that time the patient addresses not only their addiction to DMT, but also receives treatment for underlying mental health disorders. This is a common scenario with DMT because people will often use this drug as a way to cope with painful emotions, escape from reality, or heal from past traumas. It’s not uncommon for people in DMT rehab to also receive dual diagnosis treatment for underlying mental health disorders.
During your time in DMT addiction rehab at an inpatient facility such as The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake, you’ll also work with a team of therapists and do sessions alone, as a group with other patients, and in some cases, with your family.
Inpatient DMT addiction rehab is best if you do have an underlying mental health disorder or you are abusing multiple drugs. It can also be optimal for people who have sought out other DMT rehab treatment options, and they haven’t worked.
Outpatient treatment is generally better suited to someone who might use DMT recreationally but feels it is just starting to become a problem in their life, or if their only issue is the use of DMT.
DMT Treatment For Addiction
When you’re searching for DMT treatment for addiction, you should look for a program such as what’s offered at Palmer Lake, where there are individualized treatment plans and aftercare plans created for each patient. Every situation and experience is unique, and DMT rehab should reflect this.
The goals of DMT treatment aren’t just to help you stop using the drug, but are also to help you learn how to cope with triggers in your daily life, to uncover some of the factors that contributed to your addiction, and to help you have a fulfilling life without substances.
Much of the process of DMT treatment for addiction focuses on behavioral therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy.
Does Insurance Cover DMT Rehab?
If we had to name one of the biggest questions we hear at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake, it’s “does insurance cover rehab.” Cost is a big obstacle for a lot of people when it comes to receiving treatment for DMT addiction or any substance abuse treatment, but it is attainable.
First and foremost, many private insurance plans do cover DMT rehab and other substance abuse programs. They may cover all of it, or a portion, in which case we can help you determine the costs you will be responsible for.
If you have public insurance or no insurance our intake coordinators can still help you identify ways to cover the cost of DMT addiction rehab.
If you’re in Colorado, including Denver, Boulder or Colorado Springs and you’re struggling with DMT use we encourage you to contact our Palmer Lake facility. We also treatment centers throughout the country.