The Many Effects of LSD
By: Brittany Moody
Some of the many life altering effects about LSD include...
- An usual trip lasts for up to twelve hours.
- LSD started becoming publicly known around the 1960s.
- LSD, also called Acid, comes in many forms. Including, but not limited to, liquid doses and blotter paper.
- The National Household Survey on Drug Abuse showed that an estimated 20.2 million US citizens from ages 12 and up have used LSD at least once in their lifetime.
- The effects of LSD are very unpredictable and you can often have a "bad trip". Where the user experiences their fears brought to life in a hallucination.
- LSD was first synthesized in 1938 and medical experts believed that it was a cure for both alcoholism and various mental illnesses.
- The drug can make it seem as if your senses have "crossed over". Meaning that you can see sounds or hear colors.
- It is possible that weeks or months after taking LSD you could have a "flashback" and feel the same effects of the trip as you did when you had initially gotten high.
- LSD is often synthesized from a fungus found on rye grass.
- LSD is not considered addictive, but it is still one of the most dangerous drugs out there. The drug produces tolerance so that the user will have to take a higher dose than the time before to get the same extent of trip.