LSD? You mean Life Spoiling Drug?
Type of Drug: Hallucinogen
Full Name: Lysergic Acid Diethylamide
Street Name: LSD, Acid, "Electric Kool-Aid"Description: Colorless, Odorless, Tasteless
- According to a survey conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse in 2010, 1.2% of 8th graders, 1.9% of 10th graders, and 2.6% of 12th graders had abused LSD at least once in their life.
- LSD usage is slowly dropping. The peak of its usage was in the 1960s, but since then, the statistics have been dropping. Ex.- First time users in 2002: 338,000. First time users in 2004: 235,000.
- Ingesting just 0.000025 grams of LSD (less than the weight of two salt grains) is enough to feel the effects of the drug.
Effects on the Body
- Increased energy
- Change of body temperature
- Loss of appetite
- Dilated pupils
- Hallucinations (Distortion of one's sense of time and identity, impaired depth perception, time perception, artificial sense of euphoria)
- "Flashbacks" (recurrence oft he LSD trip after the direct drug effects wears off)
- Damage to vision
- Psychosis, such as anxiety, schitzophrenia or severe depression.
- LSD is not physically addictive, but users build up a tolerance to it (needing larger doses to get the same effects)
- Suicidal thoughts and feelings
Social Consequences of Use
- Behavioral changes, such as unusual violent actions and problems with relationships with others which did not exist before.
- A lack of success in school, work, and other pursuits in life.
- LSD is an illegal drug, and the penalties of selling/possession of the drug can range from a jail sentence of 1~15 years, or a fine from $1,000~$25,000. The penalties can be harsher or less harsh depending on the state or the level of the crime.