he hallucinogenic drug DMT has existed for thousands of years. Even though it’s traditionally used in religious and spiritual ceremonies to render powerful awakenings and connections to divine forces within nature, it’s considered an illicit substance. Since there’s still a lot that’s unknown about DMT abuse and how it can adversely affect the mind and body, we’ve prepared an informative FAQ section that covers everything you need to know.
DMT is a naturally occurring hallucinogenic and psychedelic drug that’s usually derived from a number of psychoactive plants and animals such as certain types of fungi. DMT stands for dimethyltryptamin. It’s also commonly referred to as “businessman’s trip,” “businessman’s special,” “dimitri,” “forty-five-minute psychosis,” and “fantasia.” Researchers have also aptly referred to DMT as “the spirit molecule” because it’s traditionally used in Native American cultural practices and Amazonian tribes to help people achieve a higher level of clarity and state of being or spiritual awakening. Reactions to DMT use are completely subjective based on the individual’s perspectives going into it. DMT can be eaten, inhaled, or injected.
Are There Different Types of DMT?
There’s only one strain of DMT, but elements of the drug can sometimes be mixed in with different compounds and this can render varying effects on different users. Its physical state—liquid or solid form—can also play a role in how it affects you.
What Happens to the Brain on DMT?
Studies have shown that the human body naturally produces trace amounts of DMT, but when additional elements of the drug make an appearance, it can cause the serotonin receptors in the brain to become convoluted and go into overdrive, creating an otherworldly experience that can last anywhere from a few minutes to approximately three hours.
What Are the Consequences of Taking DMT?
DMT is an illegal substance in all respects. You can get arrested for possession, manufacturing, and distribution of DMT because it’s considered to be one of the most potent hallucinogenic and psychedelic drugs in existence. It can also have severely damaging psychological side effects such as a condition known as serotonin syndrome. People who are currently taking prescription antidepressants are at greater risk. High doses of DMT can also induce a coma, seizures, or cause the body to go into respiratory arrest. People who suffer from pre-existing psychological conditions or mental illness should refrain from taking DMT as it can cause serious and adverse mood-altering effects that could lead to someone harming themselves or others.
Can DMT Show up on a Drug Test?
Yes, DMT can show up on a drug test. Every time you use DMT, detectable elements of it will remain present in your hair follicles for at least three months. As a result, DMT rehabilitation and detoxification requires a long-term commitment.
Is DMT Addictive?
DMT isn’t biochemically addictive, but it does have some potentially habit-forming properties in the sense that some people can become psychologically dependent on it.
DMT Treatment in Toronto
Freedom From Addiction is committed to helping people who suffer from DMT addiction to get on the right track. We’re one of the only private treatment centres in Ontario that’s fully accredited by Accreditation Canada. Contact us today if you or someone you know is suffering from a DMT dependency. The sooner you start the treatment process, the sooner you can get on the road to recovery.