Lysergic Acid Diethylamide

Jake Woznyk

Definition

LSD is a potent mood changing drug. LSD is known as a Hallucinogen which changes the world you see the world and changes the way you think.

Slang Terms

Acid, Blotter, Boomers, and Electric Kool-Aid

Effects and dangers of this drug.

  • Dilated pupils
  • Raised body temperature
  • Rapid heartbeat and elevated blood pressure
  • Increased blood sugar
  • Salivation
  • Dry mouth
  • Tingling fingers and toes
  • Weakness
  • Tremors
  • Intense anxiety
  • Panic
  • Delusions
  • Paranoia
  • Users can have random episodes where they feel like they 're on the drug but their actually not.

Statistics

In Europe, as many as 4.2% of those aged 15 to 24 have taken LSD at least once.


Between 1975 and 1997, the lowest period of LSD use was reported by the class of 1986, when 7.2% of high school seniors reported using LSD at least once in their lives.


The percentage of seniors reporting LSD use at least once over the course of the prior year nearly doubled from a low of 4.4% in 1985 to 8.4% in 1997.

Advice

If you, a friend, or a loved one is addicted to this drug, call a specialist and get help right away.

Questions from original handout

  • Whats the difference between legal medicine and illegal drugs?
Legal medicines are drugs prescribed by doctors to help your body heal or feel better. Illegal drugs are things that change your body in an illegal way when they are not prescribed.

  • If drugs are so bad, why do they exist?
Drugs are accidentally found by people. When they find them they use them or sell them to get money or to just take them.