LSD is one of the most powerful hallucinogenic drugs. It alters your perception of reality and has a high potential for abuse.
Note: It can disrupt the normal functioning of your brain, short term or for life.
LSD causes the user to hear, feel and see things that don’t exist.
It was discovered in 1938 in a fungus that grows on rye and other grains.
How to identify the drug:
LSD comes in many forms – from capsules or small tablets (called microdots) to gelatine squares (windowpanes). Sometimes LSD is added to small squares of absorbent paper, which users put on their tongue. LSD was originally sold in liquid form. All the different products have the same result – a total disconnection from reality.
Effects of LSD
The effects of LSD are unpredictable. Users say they go on a “trip” when using. The trip, which can last 12 hours, can be good or bad – a racing mind-blowing high or a severe paranoid low. It depends on the amount of LSD used, the person’s mood and personality, and the surroundings.
The user feels the effect of the drug within 30-90 minutes of use.
Physically the user has dilation of pupils, a body temperature and heart rate that either increases or decreases. As a result, the users might break out in sweat or chills.
Visual effects (where the users become fixated on the intensity of certain colours) are common effects of using LSD.
They may also experience loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth and tremors.
Some have severe mood changes, which can range from bliss to intense terror. Sadly the user is unable to differentiate between what is real and whatnot.
Then the bad side of LSD use is when the user feels the urge to keep on using – because of a need to re-experience the first fantastic high.
Others experience an unstoppable bad trip with terrifying thoughts and fears, leading to panic, total despair, and fear of insanity and death.
Once in it, there is no stopping a “bad trip,” which can go on for up to twelve hours. Note: It is possible to never recover from an acid-induced psychosis.
The ability of an LSD user to make sensible judgments and see common dangers is impaired. For example, unintentional suicides happen when an LSD user steps out a window to fly like a bird.
Another nasty effect is a flashback – which can appear long after taking LSD. A flashback is when memories of a past trauma feel like they are taking place in the current moment. The person, for example, has an experience similar to when they took the drug. Whether it was a good or bad trip – they relive it as real.
LSD users may also have long-lasting psychosis or severe depression as an aftereffect of the drug.
LSD accumulates in the body – causing a drug tolerance, where the users have to take increasingly high doses of the drug to achieve the same high. As a result, it increases the physical effects and can lead to long-lasting psychosis or severe depression.
The truth about LSD
Drug dealers will do anything to get you to buy their drugs. For example, one sales tactic is to say taking LSD will “expand your mind.”
You are just a pawn in their game, and they don’t care if they ruin your life by selling you drugs.
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