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J Psychoactive Drugs. 1992 Jul-Sep;24(3):277-9.

Treatment of acute, adverse psychedelic reactions: "I've tripped and I can't get down".

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  • 1Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinics, San Francisco, California.


The resurgence of the use of LSD by a young, inexperienced population increases the likelihood of the occurrence of adverse psychedelic reactions. While the treatment of choice remains supportive, nonjudgmental talkdown, intramuscular lorazepam and haloperidol offer invaluable and specific adjuncts to care.

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