LSD

(Lysergic Acid Diethylamide)

What is LSD?

LSD was made in 1938 and is a very powerful hallucinogen that causes one to go into a major trip in which many absurd things can be seen.

How is LSD used?

LSD is taken orally in the form of tablets, sprinkled on sugar cubes, thin squares of gelatin, or soaked in blotted paper.

Slang Terms for LSD:

  • Window Panes
  • Microdots
  • Purple Heart
  • Superman
  • Golden Dragon
  • Hippie
  • Boomers
  • Blotter
  • California Sunshine
  • Doses

Short Term Effects:

  • Dry Mouth
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Dilated Pupils
  • Sleeplessness
  • Increased Heart Rate
  • Blurred Vision
  • Seeing Abnormal things (i.e. everything looks colorful)
  • Sweating
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Violence
  • Sudden Paranoia

Long Term Effects:

  • Drug Tolerance Build Up
  • Delusional Behaviors
  • Vision Problems
  • Psychosis
  • Mood Swings
  • Extreme Depression
  • Violent Behaviors
  • Anxiety Attacks
  • Suicidal Thoughts

Signs of LSD Abuse:

  • Over storage or purchase of blotter paper, sugar cubes, and gelatin
  • Suspect will appear to have dilated pupils
  • There will be an increase in anxiety/abnormal behaviors
  • Suspect will have mood swings

Is it Addictive?

Most people who try LSD usually only do it once or twice, so it is not considered highly addictive. However, that "once" or "twice" has many long term negative impacts on one's body. LSD is a very dangerous drug.