Anna Waldron and Alissa Rampino
What is this drug?
LSD was discovered in 1938 by Albert Hofmann. It is manufactured from Lysergic Acid, which is found in Ergot.
LSD is sold in tablets, capsules, liquid or gelatin cubes.
It is commonly referred to as "windowpane", "Lucy in the sky with diamonds", or "microdots."
How is LSD administered?
How long do the effects last?
What are the laws or social concerns around LSD?
LSD is widely abused across America. In 2013, more than 24.8 million people 12 and older reported they had used LSD in their lifetime. This number had increased between 2012 and 2013.
What are the physical and psychological effects? How us neurotransmission effected? What are the long and short term effects of the drug
What is the tolerance/withdrawal/overdose of this substance?
Is there a medicinal use for LSD?
What support systems are out there for abusers of this drug?
Another key support system for a drug abuser is family and friends. The best thing that you can do if a loved one is abusing a drug is to be there for them and give them the support they need to quit their habit and get their life back on track. There are many at home options for quitting a drug addiction too. There are medication patches that can take urges or cravings away and there are just normal house hold distractions. According to the FDA the best support system is medical help.