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all the strain and abuse your body goes through on a hectic party or festival,
no wonder you feel like youíve been hit by a bus on Monday or Tuesday. No-one
feeling like that and you owe it to yourself to replace what the weekend took
out of you. The
section will help combat the depression and general hangover following a party.
many people like to eat before a party, so try drinking a protein
shake, this will line your stomach and give you energy. Bananaís and pasta
will do the
same. Liquid carbohydrates are great too.
you get home:
the Ďflushingí process before you go to bed.
Drink some water- preferably non-sparkling mineral water;
Vitamin C - contains anti-oxidants;
Protein shakes are good as you probably wonít be hungry.
Yoghurt and bananaís are good too.
of the reasons you feel fuzzy-headed is because of all the chemical
and mineral imbalances in your body, and lack of sleep. After youíve eaten,
take an antioxidant.
These push all the toxins out of your blood.
These are available at any chemist or
supermarket. Take a good multi-vitamin containing Vitamin A, C ,E, Coenzyme
The idea is to flush your system so drink
fluids (no coffee / tea) and eat lots of fruit;
Rest and Relaxation are important to restore
Heavy foods must be avoided (eg bread,
potatoes, meat ) as these sit in your system for
high in fibre - cereal, vegetables are a good idea.
Exercise is one of the best ways to get your
blood circulating however be careful of
the gym soon after as your heart and body has been through enough! However,
aerobic exercise will do you wonders. If you have access to a sauna or steam
sit inside for 10 / 15 minutes until youíre really hot, then go and have a
Then go back to the sauna and back to the
shower. This causes your blood vessels
to dilate - constrict - dilate - constrict and this will get those toxins out
of your blood.
is considerable likelihood that sustained and/or excessive use of any
psychoactive drugs can result in psychological problems. Some of these problems
are much worse than others, some will go away easily and others not so easily.
problems can include flashbacks and post traumatic stress disorder, paranoia,
mood swings, delirium, auditory hallucinations (ďthe voicesĒ), visual
sometimes full-on psychotic conditions. Generally these are what are referred
to as Drug
Induced Psychosis a.k.a. Losing the Plot. Psychosis by the way is defined as
mental derangement ... resulting in delusions and loss of contact with external
normally ends up in an impaired ability to function in work and social
triggered, these conditions can be very difficult to treat. If you are lucky
the symptoms go
away when you stop using the drug, the worst case is that you have to take
prescriptions drugs for the rest of your life. Most at risk are people with
disorders, pre-psychotic personalities, an unstable ego balance, or a great
deal of anxiety.
might also be also be certain psychological condition that is latent, that is
know about it, itís sitting there hidden in the intricate web of your neurons
and brought out to
become a real problem by psychoactive drug use. Other problems are caused when
some people who feel psychic distress or are having problems self-medicate
with drugs. Generally drug use under these circumstances can only make the
complete treatment of this important topic of drug-induced psychosis is beyond
scope here: many books have been written, people spend their lives studying and
trying to understand just one aspect of it. But itís important that users are
these issues and risks, even if itís just an overview, since these are
biggest dangers of dance drug use. The two most prominent kinds of drugs that
responsible for these conditions are hallucinogens like LSD, Mescaline and
and stimulants like Kat, Speed and Cocaine. Amphetamine Psychosis is a serious
condition which is related specifically to use of any amphetamine. But itís
these drugs that can cause problems. For instance, there are reports of serious
psychological problems even from regular cannabis use. MDMA has also caused
problems. Some people say that because magic mushrooms are natural, they are
safe. Not true - they are psychoactive and although milder than LSD, can still
psychosis or cause problems. The same with cannabis. Some times these problems
only start after an extended period of use (like a few years). The results of
use survey we have done over the last few years at raves in South Africa have
that most recreational users experience psychological problems such as mood
depression, emotional instability, personality changes and other negative long
one dose can cause a permanent mental disorder - perhaps you have heard stories
of someone who never came back from an acid trip? Some of those stories are
true. If you
have tripped out on psychoactive drugs several times before, and think that you
more unbalanced than the rest of the human race, perhaps youíre safer. Many
tripping as an adventure, but one must still be very careful. Every time you
trip, you are
causing stress on the fragile fabric of your reality, and perhaps one day it
might not bounce
back. Some people have more resilience and a stronger mental framework than
but no one can claim that they are completely invulnerable.
describe this as the Ďkindlingí effect. Imagine your reality to be a dense
intricate forest. Every time you take a psychoactive drug-induced trip out of
reality, you are
tramping a path through this structure of your psyche. When you come down,
filaments rebound and reconnect. How often you take that walk will mean the
your reality is tramped on, and the less time it has to recover. And some
people have a
much weaker structure, that is not so resilient. They have smaller and more
which is more easily and perhaps permanently damaged, whilst others have more
kindling thatís stronger. But tramp on that kindling enough and hard enough,
itís going to get
damaged. This also means that over a period of time, the changes might be
subtle and you
might not even notice them happening, but others might so its really worthwhile
others who can give you an objective opinion or assessment.
stimulants can put you at risk of Amphetamine Psychosis. The more you
use them, the more the risks. Regular Methamphetamine/Speed or Kat use can
make you colder, more aggressive and paranoid. It may progress to more extreme
symptoms like permanent visual and auditory hallucinations, full-blown
some ways similar to schizophrenia. Some will say that you have completely lost
plot and even try and tell you that but because you are so severely delusional,
will think that nothingís wrong.
fair to say that excessive use of any drug can make you feel that youíre
plot and can aggravate existing worries. If you are spending all your time and
dealing with the drugís issues, you donít get to deal with your own issues
development at all, especially if you are young. It should be up to you to
you would be happier taking a break from the drugs, but donít leave it to
late. If you
think you have a problem, or know someone that does, itís best to get
from a psychologist as soon as possible. They know about all these things. Most
conditions can be treated successfully. If you donít know where to find a
visit, see your family or any other medical doctor for a referral.
Detox clean and reset your body:
do not have strong willpower.