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What Is LSD Made Of & Where is it Made

LSD is manufactured from lysergic acid which is found in the ergot fungus that grows on rye & other grains. It's produced in a crystal form, these crystals are later on converted to a liquid for distribution. LSD is normally made in secret laboratories.

Short Term Effects

  • Dilated Pupils
  • Higher body temperature
  • Increased heart rate & pressure
  • Sweating
  • Loss of appetite
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Long Term Effects

  • Flashbacks of an LSD "trip can be experienced long after the drug is taken & it's effects have been apparently worn off

Behavior, Reaction & Judgment

When you use LSD your senses of space, distance, & time become altered. Strange feelings & strong emotions are typical. Users experience panic, confusion, sadness & scary images. LSD affects Judgment & behavior may get out of control. The user may find himself or herself in a dangerous situation.

Pharmaceutical Value

LSD use to be used in psychiatrists therapy. In the beginning psychiatrists hoped that LSD would prove to be a cure for some forms of mental illness. It was though that giving a patient LSD would remove the need for years of psychotherapy and bring out permanent changes in behavior and personality.

Nick Names/Street Names

  • Acid
  • Battery Acid
  • Blotter
  • Pots
  • Tab
  • Golden Dragon

Who Uses LSD

Individuals of all ages use LSD, Individuals from 12 to 17 use it & 4.5 million individuals aged 18-25 use the drug at least once.

What Form Does LSD Come In

LSD is sold in the street in small tablets (microdots), capsules or gelatin squares (window panes). It is sometimes added to absorbent paper, which is then divided into small squares decorated with designs or cartoon characters (looney toons). Occasionally it is sold in liquid form.

Withdrawal Symptoms

LSD is not considered an addictive drug, there is no documented evidence of withdrawal symptoms. People who use lsd can safely stop taking it without experiencing any physical symptoms of withdrawal. However lsd is considered psychologically addictive which would explain why people keep using it.


LSD overdose symptoms usually include changes in mood, panic reactions, extreme depression, intense fear of things like death, insanity or loss of control and many more.

Drug Category

Schedule 1