DMT is a Hallucinogenic drug. In recent years the drug has been gaining popularity.
Although DMT has low addictive properties and has in some cases been shown to aid some people who have treatment-resistant depression; there are still risks when using DMT. For some, DMT treatment and rehab may be necessary, especially for those with polysubstance abuse tendencies.
Taking drugs in combination with alcohol or other substances is dangerous and can even result in death. There have been reports of users experiencing episodes of psychotic mania after consuming a DMT.
When it is not prepared in a brew (Ayahuasca), DMT is usually smoked. It can also be injected or snorted, these methods are less common.
DMT can cause visual and auditory hallucinations that make the user feel as though they are outside of their body. Many people who have taken DMT describe the trip as traveling to another universe.
Although DMT and other Hallucinogens are not considered drugs with high addictive properties, it is still possible to develop a tolerance; more of the drug must be taken to achieve the same effects.
It is also possible to develop a behavioural addiction and a belief that it is necessary to keep using to maintain feelings of happiness and enlightenment.
If you or a loved one is abusing DMT, other illicit drugs, or a combination of various drugs, there are reasons to be concerned. DMT has been known to increase heart rate and blood pressure, and cardiac and respiratory arrest have occurred after consuming high doses.
You can’t get physically addicted to DMT.
However, if you consistently take DMT to avoid dealing with the real world, it may cause psychological dependence.