What Is LSD

LSD is a hallucinogenic drug which is derived from a fungus which effects grasses and other cereal grains, that can be manufactured fairly easily. The chemical name for LSD is Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, as with other drugs it has many street names for instance Acid, Tabs, Blotters, Batman or Trips. LSD is water soluble, odourless, colourless and tasteless, and usually comes in tiny squares of paper with a picture on one side. The picture has no relevance at all to the strength or effect the drug will have. The pieces of paper is either sucked or swallowed, and would usually take effect in approximately 30 minutes to one hour and last up to 12 hours. When users goes on a trip (taking LSD) or tripping (as the effect of the drug begin to work) it will cause different effects with different users, depending on their state of mind, where they are and who they are with. Sometime users experience BAD TRIPS which at the time can be terrifying, unfortunately once the trip starts there is no way of stopping it.

Effects And Risks Of LSD

Effects Of LSD:

  • Objects, sound and colours may become distorted.
  • Sense of time and movement may slow down or speed up.
  • Users will experience a different trip every time.
  • Difficulty in differentiating between one’s self and one’s surrounding.
  • Emotional reactions like sadness, fear or happiness.

Risks Of Taking LSD:

  • Feeling paranoid or out of control can leave users shaken for long periods of time afterwards.
  • Palpitations and blurred vision.
  • Increases in heart rate and blood pressure.
  • Muscle weakness.
  • Chills.
  • LSD can complicate problems such as anxiety, depression or schizophrenia.
  • Having a bad trip can be terrifying, users get confused and forget it’s the drug which is causing the effect.
  • Long term users of LSD can become mentally ill.

Flashback reaction:

These are the effects of LSD that occur even after the user has not taken LSD for months or even years, where parts of a previous trips are relived

Is LSD Addictive

No long term dangers are known, although LSD is not addictive, some users could become psychologically dependent on the drug. Tolerances to the effects of LSD develops quickly and users must increase their intake of the drug to get the same effect.