Psychoactive Drug Project: LSD

By: Sam McGlew and Lindsey Sullivan

Description of LSD

What is LSD? also known as

Lysergic acid diethylamide

The most powerful hallucinations

Description of drug: LSD can distort perceptions of reality and produce hallucinations; the effects can be frightening and cause panic. It is sold as tablets, capsules, liquid, or on absorbent paper.

Classification of the drug

LSDis a synthetic crystalline compound,with the chemical make up of C20H26N2O

Slang terms and Street names

Some of the street terms and slang names of the drug are acid, LSD-25, microdots, purple mikes, windowpane, and blotter.
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Ways to ingest the Drug

There are many ways to take LSD, you can swallow a pill or take it in a tongue tablet form, there is a injection form but very rare.

Similar Drugs and Medicinal use of LSD

Some similar drugs are PCP,Psilocybin,Peyote,LSD. There is really no medicinal use of LSD, mostly illegal


  • Effects: Sensations and feelings may change rapidly. It is common to have a bad psychological reaction to LSD, mescaline, and psilocybin. The user may experience panic, confusion, suspicion, anxiety, and loss of control. Delayed effects, or flashbacks. can occur even after use has ceased.
  • psychological effects of the brain - When LSD is taken it goes to the human brain, it binds to all dopamine receptors, adrenal receptors, and most serotonin receptors. These are your control nerves. This is what causes the physical effects of the drug, which typically include pupil dilation, change in appetite, restlessness, and other varied effects, such as increased saliva production, which will vary from person to person. People take LSD for the psychological effect it has on the human brain.
  • physiological effects on the rest of body - When people take LSD, they see images, feel sensations and hear sounds, that they wouldn't hear otherwise. Their reality on LSD in not real, They can harm themselves but have no major physical deformities.
  • Duration of LSD effects are 6-8 hours long.


LSD is not physically addictive, but some people have been known to become psychologically dependent.


There are many weird myths that surround strange drugs such as LSD. Some are that if you take LSD you will become a orange, There is this belief that your mind makes you think that you are a orange. Another myth about the drug is that drug dealers did not hand out LSD strips on rub on tattoos for children. Lastly if you take 7 strips of LSD you will become legally insane. Now some of these three myths might sound very strange but you have to keep in mind that this drug is a hallucigentions.

Information, Risks, and harmful effects

If you take LSD you can have a flashback at any point of your life. There are extreme health risks and the number of teens taking this drug has gone down. In 2010 6.4% of teens 18-25 taken this drug and in 2002 15.9% took this drug.