LSD

LSD

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    LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) is a synthetic chemical, made from a substance found in ergot, which is a fungus that infects rye (grain). LSD belongs to a group of drugs known as Hallucinogens (also known as ‘psychedelics’). When small doses are taken, it can produce mild changes in perception, mood and thought. When larger doses are taken, it may produce visual hallucinations and distortions of space and time.

    Sometimes, what is sold as LSD can actually be other chemicals such as NBOMe or the 2C family of drugs (part of the new psychoactive substances). These can be quite dangerous, as their quality is inconsistent, plus the potential to take too much of these other substances can be fatal and a number of deaths have been reported due to people taking them.

  • Common Names

    Acid

    Trips

    Tabs

    Microdots

    Dots

    Lucy

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    How is it used?

    LSD is usually swallowed, but it can also be sniffed, injected or smoked.

    In its pure state, LSD is a white odourless crystalline substance. However, LSD is so potent that an effective dose of pure drug is so small it is virtually invisible. As a result it is usually diluted with other materials. The most common form of LSD, is drops of LSD solution dried onto gelatin sheets, pieces of blotting paper or sugar cubes, which release the drug when they are swallowed. LSD is also sometimes sold as a liquid, in a tablet or in capsules.

Side Effects of LSD

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    There is no safe level of drug use. Use of any drug always carries risk.

    LSD can affect everyone differently, based on:

    • Size, weight and health
    • Whether the person is used to taking it
    • Whether other drugs are taken around the same time
    • The amount taken
    • The strength of the drug (varies from batch to batch)

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    There is no safe level of drug use. Use of any drug always carries risk.

    LSD can affect everyone differently, based on:

    • Size, weight and health
    • Whether the person is used to taking it
    • Whether other drugs are taken around the same time
    • The amount taken
    • The strength of the drug (varies from batch to batch)

  • The effects of LSD usually begin in 30 – 45 minutes and can last for 4 to 12 hours. The following may be experienced during this time:

    Euphoria and well-being

    Dilation of pupils

    Seeing and hearing things that aren’t there (hallucinations)

    Confusion and trouble concentrating

    Headaches

    Nausea

    Fast or irregular heart beat

    Increased body temperature

    Breathing quickly

    Vomiting

    Facial flushes, sweating and chills

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    The effects of LSD usually begin in 30 – 45 minutes and can last for 4 to 12 hours. The following may be experienced during this time:

    Euphoria and well-being

    Dilation of pupils

    Seeing and hearing things that aren’t there (hallucinations)

    Confusion and trouble concentrating

    Headaches

    Nausea

    Fast or irregular heart beat

    Increased body temperature

    Breathing quickly

    Vomiting

    Facial flushes, sweating and chills

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    Long-term effects:

    People who regularly use LSD may eventually experience flashbacks. Flashbacks are hallucinations that occur weeks, months or even years after the drug was last taken. This can be disturbing, especially when the hallucination is frightening. Flashbacks can be brought on by using other drugs, stress, tiredness or exercise and usually last for a minute or two.

    In addition to flashbacks, regular use of LSD may eventually cause:

    Psychological dependence on hallucinogens

    Financial, work and social problems

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    Long-term effects:

    People who regularly use LSD may eventually experience flashbacks. Flashbacks are hallucinations that occur weeks, months or even years after the drug was last taken. This can be disturbing, especially when the hallucination is frightening. Flashbacks can be brought on by using other drugs, stress, tiredness or exercise and usually last for a minute or two.

    In addition to flashbacks, regular use of LSD may eventually cause:

    Psychological dependence on hallucinogens

    Financial, work and social problems

LSD Overdose

Mixing LSD with other drugs

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    LSD + Ice, Speed or Ecstasy

     

    Can increase the chances of a bad trip and can also lead to panic.

  • LSD + Alcohol

     

    Increased nausea and vomiting.

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The effects of taking LSD with other drugs including over-the-counter or prescribed medications can be unpredictable and dangerous.