i'm studying substance abuse and apparently people can get whats called a bad trip from hallogen abuse... the user may experience panic, confusion, suspiciousness, anxiety, feelings of helplessness, and loss of control. Sometimes taking a hallucinogen such as LSD can unmask mental or emotional problems that were previously unknown to the user. Flashbacks, in which the person experiences a drug's effects without having to take the drug again, can occur.
I was wondering what the nursing care would be for a client experiencing a bad trip? My books dont have any care management on this problem. I hope someone can help me. thanks
Feb 16, '02
Care for a bad trip?
No, thank you.
Feb 17, '02
As the syndrome is chemically induced, I would think that treatment would also be chemical in the first instance, managing symptomatically.
Feb 22, '02
Chlorpromazine is quite effective.
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