Lysergic acid diethylamide

LSD

What is LSD?

LSD is a hallucinogen drug that can distort perceptions of reality and produce hallucinations, the effects can be frightening an cause panic. LSD users call an LSD experience a “trip,” typically lasting twelve hours.


Where and how is LSD made?

LSD is produced in clandestine labs in the USA. A chemist making LSD must be extremely careful and knowledgeable about working with ergot because of its toxicity. The solvents and reagents (compounds used to bring about chemical reactions) are also incredibly dangerous. It is manufactured from lysergic acid, which is found in the ergot fungus that grows on rye and other grains.

LSD's Common Street Names

LSD is known as: Acid, battery acid, blotter, boomers, California Sunshine, dots, Loony Toons, Window Pane, Lucy in the sky with diamonds.


How do you take LSD?

LSD is sold on the street in small tablets, capsules or gelatin squares. It is sometimes added to absorbent paper, which is then divided into small squares decorated with designs or cartoon characters (“loony toons”).


Short Term Effects

Dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth and tremors. People can experience severe, terrifying thoughts and feelings, fear of losing control, fear of insanity and death and feelings of despair while using LSD. LSD also cause hallucinations.


Long Term Effects


Flashbacks, or recurrences, of an LSD “trip” can be experienced long after the drug is taken and its effect has apparently worn off. Even after a lot of the effects have worn off, some users manifest long-lasting psychoses.




Medical Uses

Researchers at Harvard University and University of California at San Francisco, think that LSD could help treat chronic headaches. In Switzerland, researchers are examining the possible therapeutic affect of LSD. LSD may have medical uses.


Legal Consequences of Possessing LSD

1 to 9 grams:

-One would go to jail for 5 to 40 years.

-If you drug causes death or injury to another person you could expect 20 years to life in prison.

10 or more grams:

-No less than 10 years and not more than life.

-If ones possession of LSD causes death or injury or serious injury, the y will receive life imprisonment.





Fun Facts

-It was discovered in 1938 in a fungus that grows on rye and other grains.

-It was discovered in Switzerland.

-Albert Hoffman accidentally discovered LSD. He stored bread for five years, and discovered fungus on the bread, which had LSD in it.


Sierra Tuscon Rehab

Sierra Tuscon is a rehab center in Arizona, that has been helping people for 30 years. It gives rehab for many drugs including LSD.