Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)

By: Harliv Paman and Shayan Khan

Description of Drug

LSD is sold on the streets in tablets. It is an odorless and colorless substance with slightly bitter taste. LSD is often added to absorbent paper, and divided into small decorated squares, with each square representing one dose.(LSD:Effects, Hazards,Extent of Use, 2016)

Street Names

The street names for LSD are acid, blotter, microdot, windowpane, sugar, trip.(Nelson,2013,p.13)

Canadian Statistics of drug usage by teens

Grade 8th- 1.9%

Grade 10th-2.5%

Grade 12th-3.5%

Age 18-25- 12.9% (LSD Usage, Statistics,Effects, 2016)

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Physiological

Long Term Effects:depression, anxiety, decreased motivation, flashbacks

Short Term Effects: disorientation, problems concentrating, increase of blood pressure and heart, nausea and vomiting, shivering, sweating and fever (Edwards,2006,P.20)

Legal Status/Consequences

Possession of LSD you will have 6 mouths of jail time and $1000 fine. 1st subsequent offense 1 year jail time and $2000 fine. Trafficking and/or Production of LSD 18 mouth jail time and $5000 fine. (Drug offences: penalties under Canadian law, 2016)

Signs of Addiction

Signs of teenage using it is when the feel very relaxed, and they will have rapid mood changes. On their face they will have large pupils and they will ramble on about something. Sometimes you can see them sweating a lot but this can lead to confusion because parents think that they have done physical active.(Signs of Teenage LSD Use)

Trafalgar Residence

This is the only place that is close to Mavis and Derry area and the rating of the clinic is 4.2/5.
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