Table of Contents

Medical Reviewer

Marjorie Gies, M.D. Psychiatrist & Medical Director


Casa Serena can help you

Psychedelic Drug Rehab Center

Anyone can become addicted to just about anything, including psychedelic drugs. These substances are often painted as harmless, but they can have real and significant impacts on a person's mental health and overall well-being. If you or a loved one is experiencing what you believe to be a psychedelic addiction, know that there are treatment options available to help. Casa Serena is a women's psychedelic drug rehab facility offering addiction care, mental health treatment, and additional wellness services to help you take charge of your life once more. If you're ready to learn more and take the first step toward recovery, give us a call at (866) 590-8601 or contact us online.

Learn More

What Are Psychedelics?

Psychedelic drugs, also known as serotonergic hallucinogens, are powerful psychoactive substances known to alter perception, cognition, and mood. Experts agree that psychedelics work by affecting 5-HT2A receptors in the brain, which are usually activated by the neurotransmitter serotonin. 

When a psychedelic substance enters the body, it triggers activity in the brain’s prefrontal cortex, which is associated with functions like thinking, mood control, and perception. These drugs also temporarily disrupt communication between different brain regions.

So, which substances are considered psychedelics? In most cases, psychedelic drugs include psilocybin (“magic mushrooms”), LSD (“acid”), and DMT. Sometimes, dissociative drugs like ketamine and PCP (“angel dust”) are also lumped into this group, though they’re technically a different class of substances with distinct effects. Likewise, MDMA (“ecstasy”) may also be grouped as a psychedelic or dissociative drug due to its status as a hallucinogen.

Request a Confidential Callback

Psychedelics and Addiction

Are Psychedelic Drugs Addictive?

Different psychedelics interact with the brain and body in different ways, but there are some general similarities between all drugs in this group. For one thing, experts don’t classify psychedelic drugs as “addictive,” at least not in the same way substances like opioids or amphetamines are “addictive.” Limited research suggests that psychedelics don’t typically lead to addiction because of how they affect our brains; they’re believed to be “weakly reinforcing,” which means they’re less likely than other substances to cause chemical dependence.

However, this is not to say that it’s impossible to experience a substance use disorder focused on psychedelics. Other evidence suggests that people may still quickly develop a tolerance to psychedelics (even if they aren’t “addictive”), leading them to consume more and more of them to experience the same effects. With an increase in substance use comes an increase in mental and physical health risks.

In reality, there simply isn’t enough research into the impacts of heavy psychedelic use on the brain or the potential effects of psychedelic withdrawals. Additionally, a person can still be diagnosed with a substance use disorder if they meet the proper criteria for the continued use of any substance despite its negative consequences. So, a psychedelic addiction can be a very real, potentially dangerous experience, even if it’s not yet well-understood by the world around us. 

Learn More

What Does Psychedelic Drug Rehab at Casa Serena Look Like?

Casa Serena is a women’s addiction treatment facility offering comprehensive care for those facing psychedelic addiction, mental health struggles, or other substance use disorders. If you’re looking for a psychedelic drug rehab facility that’s tailored to your needs, you’ve come to the right place. We strive to create a space for healing designed for women by women.

Since 1959, Casa Serena has been working to uplift and inspire women from all walks of life to embark on their recovery journey. We offer a full continuum of care to give our clients all the support they need under one roof. Our goal is not only to help you achieve your treatment goals but also to build a community of strong, empowered women who can continue to support each other in the long term.

Those who are just getting started with treatment tend to be a good fit for our women’s inpatient treatment, a residential program focused on starting the road to recovery on the right foot. Clients can receive medical support during withdrawals, participate in regular therapy, and access 24/7 support as they begin to navigate sobriety. We’re also proud to offer a top women’s partial hospitalization program in California that invites clients to participate in more intensive care during the day and return to their homes at night. 

Meanwhile, our outpatient rehab for women gives clients who have completed a higher level of care (or who are simply further along in their journeys) a flexible option for ongoing support. Here, clients can participate in individual, group, or family therapy sessions that fit their schedule and help them continue to achieve their treatment goals. 

Signs and Symptoms

Key Signs of a Psychedelic Addiction to Look For

If you’re not sure whether seeking out psychedelic drug rehab is the right next step for you or a loved one, it helps to know what key warning signs to look for. Psychedelic addiction can be uniquely tricky to spot since its effects may not be as visible on the surface.

Some signs that might indicate it’s time to seek help for psychedelic drug use include:

Request a Confidential Callback

What Sets Us Apart

Our Approach to Care Does Things Differently

Casa Serena aims to support women and take an individualized and holistic approach to care. That means we take time to get to know each client and design a treatment plan that fits their goals and needs. We also take a step back to look at the bigger picture: we know that treating addiction requires treating all of its underlying causes, including mental and physical health needs. 

Casa Serena offers additional services like dual-diagnosis treatment for women to support our clients no matter where they’re at in their recovery journey. This program examines the connection between a client’s addiction and their mental health, offering solutions for both areas of need individually and addressing their unique overlap. We’re also proud to be a women’s-only medical detox facility in California, which helps us ensure our clients can safely detox from substances in our care. 

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Casa Serena has the unique ability to put our funding into ethical, life-saving treatment. Clients can also take advantage of additional amenities like nutritional support, our education and career change program, our health and wellness program, and more. If it has to do with helping you get better, you can find it here at Casa Serena alongside compassionate psychedelic drug rehab tailored to you.

Contact Us

Call Casa Serena for Psychedelic Drug Rehab for Women

Psychedelic drugs may not be considered "addictive," but they still have significant impacts on our brains and bodies. Like any substance or behavior, psychedelics can become problematic when used heavily over time. You can still become dependent on psychedelics, and you can still experience withdrawals that make it difficult to stop using them. If psychedelic drugs have begun to take over your life, it's time to ask for help. Casa Serena offers psychedelic drug rehab services built for women and led by women. Our facility is more than a building; it's a community. When you choose Casa Serena, you join a group of women just like you who know what it's like to walk a mile in your shoes. We're here to work together, learn from each other, and begin to heal. If you're ready to take the first step and join us, call Casa Serena today at (866) 590-8601 or contact us online.
Call Now Button