What is LSD:
Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is a chemical hallucinogen first created in Switzerland in the 1930s. The drug is synthesized from lysergic acid, most commonly found in the ergot fungus and other plants, such as Hawaiian Baby Woodrose and Morning Glories. LSD became popular in the 1960s after psychologist Timothy Leary encouraged American students to experience the drug to discover themselves.
What LSD looks like:
LSD is usually distributed on blotting paper, perforated for easy tearing and referred to as tablets or “tabs;” these tabs are commonly decorated with cartoons or psychedelic artwork. It is also common to find LSD sold as a liquid or small pellet (microdots). LSD [BM2] is ordinarily flavorless or possesses a slightly bitter taste.
How LSD affects the body:
LSD is known to affect brain blood flow and chemistry, predominantly affecting the brain’s serotonin receptors. Serotonin is responsible for not only mood regulation, but also affects body temperature and motor coordination.
LSD can give the user a feeling of:
– Higher Conciseness
– Paranoia or intense fear
Physical effects of LSD are most commonly:
– Increased heart rate
– High body temperature
– Increased blood pressure
– Dilated pupils
– Shaking and tremors
– Dry mouth or salivation
– Insomnia and high energy
– Decreased appetite and nausea
Hallucinogenic effects for LSD include:
– Hallucinations of things or people that are not there
– Changes of light
– Seeing objects move
– An altered perception of speed, distance, and depth
– Distortion of time
– Blending of sensory perspectives (i.e., the ability to feel colors or hear shapes)
– The feeling that the user is not confined to their body
How to identify if someone has taken LSD:
American Addiction Centers reviews show that the symptoms and signs to be aware of to identify a person under the influence of LSD include:
– Unusually quiet demeanor
– Enlarged Pupils
– Little to no appetite
– Giggling or frequently smiling
An LSD trip, the experience induced by ingesting acid, can last up to 12 hours. LSD is considered a non-addictive drug, but people can grow addicted to the sights, sounds, and colors they experience while under the influence of LSD. Any person who uses LSD, even if they frequently use it, can experience a “bad trip,” which involves terrifying hallucinations that can lead to panic attacks.
Everyone must understand the potential danger LSD can generate. Contact American Addiction Centers with any questions or concerns at (866) 244-1070.