By: Cynthia Bagley

What is LSD?

LSD is a very mood changing drug. it’s made from lysergic acid, which is found in ergot (fungi) and it grows on Lots of different grains.

How is LSD used?

LSD could either be in a pill or gel-tab form, or on sheets of paper, and sometimes even in a liquid form.

Street names:

  • Golden Dragon

  • Superman

  • Looney Toons

  • Microdot

History of LSD

LSD was synthesized for the 1st time in 1938, in Basel, Switzerland when Albert Hofmann was looking for a blood stimulant. the effects were unknown until Albert had accidentally consumed LSD.

Short term Effects

  • Sweating/ Chills (goosebumps)

  • Dry mouth

  • Loss of appetite

Long term effects

  • Random panic attacks

  • Depression

  • Severe, terrifying thoughts and feelings

Four Important Facts/ Statistics about LSD

  • In Europe up to 4.2% that are 15-24 have taken LSD at least one time in their life.

  • Between 1975 and 1997, the lowest period of LSD use was reported by the class of 1986.

  • In January of 2008 3.1 people ages 12-25 admitted that they had used LSD before.

  • .The use of LSD went up 1% in 7 different countries.