Lysergic Acid Diethylamid (LSD)
By: Arianna and Rain-Drops
Our LSD Slogan:
"You can't be on top of the world, if you let LSD drag you down."
LSD is a hallucinogen. This means that it causes hallucinations. Hallucinations are when you see something that isn't really there, you imagine it. LSD can make you have very weird hallucinations, such as things that you would never see in real life.
-Purple Heart. -Heavenly Blue. -Battery Acid. -Golden Dragon. -Dots
-Yellow Sunshine. -Superman. -Pane. -Window Pane -Zen -Hippie.
-Loony Toons. -Tab -California Sunshine -Blotter. -Acid. -Cid -Dose
What Does LSD Look Like?
LSD can come in different forms, such as: small tablets, capsules or gelatin squares. It is sometimes added to absorbent paper, which is then divided into small squares with cartoon faces or pictures. Occasionally it is sold in liquid form. But no matter what form it comes in, LSD leads the user to the same place—a serious disconnection from reality.
How Is LSD Used?
LSD is usually taken by ingesting liquid paper, which has been soaked in the drug. Sometimes people take it in a liquid gelatin or tablet form, but the liquid paper is preferred by most. Since LSD is made in illegal factories, it is difficult to know how strong a dose is.
What Are The Common Side Effects Of LSD?
LSD alters and expands consciousness or completely erases the normal filters between your conscious mind and the outside world. With these filters down, you sense more, think more and feel more. You become aware of things normally filtered out by your mind. At higher doses, your senses get mixed up which is called "Synesthesia" This means you can hear colors or see sounds.
What Are The Symptoms Of Overdose?
The most common overdose symptoms are:
- Severe headaches
- Panic attacks
- Acid “flashbacks” in which parts of an acid experience are re-lived after the drug has worn off
Is This Drug Addictive?
No. LSD may seem safe, because it has no physically addictive qualities. However it is psychologically addictive, and tolerance develops quickly. This may not produce negative consequences initially, but LSD can be dangerous with excessive use due to its unpredictable effects.
What Are The Withdrawal Symptoms?
Since LSD has no physical addictive qualities and can only lead to tolerance, it does not have any actual withdrawal symptoms. Although after stop using the drug, people can become depressed.
What Are The Short Term Effects?
Some short term effects are:
- Increased blood pressure
- Heart failure
- Abnormal, rapid breathing
- Lung failure
- Changed emotional feelings
- Mixed-up speech
What Are The Long Term Effects?
Some long term effects are:
- Flashbacks weeks, months, or even years after the drug use
- Flashbacks maybe set off by using other drugs or by physical exercise
- Flashbacks maybe pleasant or a living nightmare
- Most flashbacks last a very short time, only a minute or two
- Decreased motivation
- Prolonged depression
- Increased panic
- Impaired memory and concentration
- Possible severe mental disturbances
- Increased delusions
- Bad trips may last hours, weeks, and even months
Five Myths About The Drug
Five myths I have found are:
- "Since LSD isn't physically addictive, you don't need rehab to get better." Which is completely wrong, you should go to rehab for any drug problem.
- "LSD will make you go insane." LSD makes you psychologically reliant on LSD to function. However, the drug will not turn its abusers insane.
- "Drinking orange juice stops acid trips." There is no use of having a dose of Vitamin C since the drug has already been metabolized by the time it takes effect.
- "Acid can make you a better person." most of the people who praise the drug for its thought-stimulating effects are actually smart thinkers, so there is no way both situations can be tied together.
- "Acid works as effectively as hypnosis to unblock the mind." while LSD may drive people to start thinking in new ways, it does not provide a key to the inner workings of their minds.
Five Facts About LSD
- "The first LSD trip was an accident." Albert Hoffmen was experimenting and accidentally got some on his skin. He thought he was going insane.
- "LSD is generally taken by mouth." The drug is colorless and odorless but has a slightly bitter taste.
- "The main risk linked to LSD is anxiety" Effects are so disorienting and so unavoidable that users sometimes panic.
- "Blind people experience visual hallucinations when they take LSD."
- "LSD cured a holocaust survivor from Auschwitz's PTSD and allowed him to sleep for the first time in 30 years without nightmares.
Three Other Facts That Are Important For Teens To Know About LSD
- That LSD can really screw up your life.
- That you can be charged for taking LSD, considering it is illegal.
- LSD won't solve your problems, so you shouldn't take it.