LSD; Lysergic Acid Diethylamide

Hallucinogenic drug; Schedule One

The basics of LSD

LSD is a Hallucinogenic drug, that is often used to distort and confuse the senses, leading the user to believe that things that are not really there, are. This high makes it very popular among the party going crowd, it is often sold at raves or is a hand out as 'party favors.' While LSD has no physical addiction it does produce a higher tolerance, making it easy for a repeat user to overdose. When the user is coming down from a high the main symptoms are depression and anxiety, which can evolve into a long term effect. The best known treatment method for LSD addiction is therapy at a recovery center. Go to the website to find the recovery program that is right for you or your loved one.

Short term and Long term effects

Short Term:

  • LSD can distort or enhance all the senses.
  • it produces intense, unstable emotions. It can make people feel deeply connected with others and with the universe, and can even elicit deeply spiritual experiences.
  • On the negative side, LSD can induce panic, anxiety, or paranoia
  • users can disconnect people from reality to such an extent that they become a danger to themselves or others.

Long Term:

  • Persistent psychosis—a series of continuing mental problems, including:

    • visual disturbances

    • disorganized thinking

    • paranoia

    • mood changes

    • Flashbacks—recurrences of certain drug experiences. They often happen without warning and may occur within a few days or more than a year after drug use. In some users, flashbacks can persist and affect daily functioning, a condition known as hallucinogen persisting perceptual disorder (HPPD). These people continue to have hallucinations and other visual disturbances, such as seeing trails attached to moving objects.

    • Symptoms that are sometimes mistaken for other disorders, such as stroke or a brain tumor

Legal Consicences

  • Possession of any amount of LSD is a federal crime.
  • First offense is a max one year in jail and a minimum $1,000 fine.
  • Second offense could raise the jail sentence to three years.
  • if caught with 10 grams the user could face 40 years in jail and a 1 million dollar fine.
  • any more could earn a life sentence.

LSD Statistics

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