By Samuel Titus

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Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds




Short term effects

LSD causes dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate, and blood pressure. It also causes sweating, loss of appetite, sleepiness, dry mouth, and tremors, severe,terrifying thoughts and feelings about losing control


" At 13 years of age, I took my very first drink and soon after I was introduced to marijuana. Then LSD quickly fell into my hands and I became addicted, eating it like candy.


The drug came on a small piece of paper no bigger than my index finger, called a blotter. Fifteen minutes after putting the paper on my tongue, my entire body got hot and I began to sweat


“Some other reactions that I experienced while on the drug included dilated pupils, nausea and ‘goose bumps.’ While high on LSD I felt like there was a huge distortion both in my mind and body. The visual changes as well as the extreme changes in mood were like some strange scary trip—one in which I felt like I had no control over my mind and body.”

Long Term Effects

Flashbacks, long after the drug is "worn off" you can still have the effects of LSD.

What Is LSD?

LSD is a hallucinogen. Hallucinogenics are drugs that make you think that something is there, but in reality it is not.


Stay away from LSD! It can effect you not just when you are having a "trip" it can also happen at any time in the future. Don't do it!! It can effect not just you but others as well.


It is manufactured from lysergic acid, which is found in ergot, a fungus that grows on rye and other grains. Almost 51 percent of seniors said that it would be easy to get LSD if they wanted to.