LSD/Acid

By: Aubrey Kennedy

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What is LSD/Acid?

LSD/Acid is a powerful hallucinogenic drug that alters your perception of the outside world. Usually coming in the form of small squares of paper or tiny pellets, acid can take anything from 20 minutes to 2 hours to take effect, with trips usually lasting around 7 to 12 hours.
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What are the effects of LSD/Acid?

Short Term Effects

Some short term effects include:

-Dilated pupils

-Increased heart rate/blood pressure

-Terrifying thoughts/feelings

-Loss of appetite

Long Term Effects

Some long term effects include:

-Flashbacks of feelings on LSD

-Paranoia

-Heart damage

-Loss of memory


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LSD/Acid Statistics

- Only 9.7 percent of the population above the age of 12 has used LSD once in a lifetime.

-The widest use of the drug is among the 18-25 age group

-LSD leads to approximately 5,000 emergency room visits each year.

-The NIDA-funded 2010 Monitoring the Future Study showed that 1.2% of 8th graders, 1.9% of 10th graders, and 2.6% of 12th graders had abused LSD at least once in the year prior to being surveyed.

Social Consequences

-Causes you to treat your friends in ways that you usually wouldn't, damaging friendships and creating harmful ones.

-Causes family members to view you differently and lose trust in you, causing family issues and damage.

-Trafficking 1-9 grams mixture (one dose is roughly .5g):
  • First Offense
    • Not less than 5 yrs, and not more than 40 yrs.
    • If death or serious injury results, not less than 20 years or more than life.
    • Fine not to exceed $2 million.

LSD is NOT for me!