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LSD (d-lysergic acid diethylamide) is one of the most potent hallucinogens. This drug, commonly known as 'acid,' can fundamentally change an individual's mental state by manipulating the perception of reality.
Discovered in 1938, LSD is a powerful mood-changing chemical. The drug was originally produced from lysergic acid. However, LSD available today is semi-synthetic, chemically manufactured in illicit laboratories for abuse or in legal labs for research. LSD is the most commonly abused hallucinogen and is categorized under Schedule 1 in the United States.
LSD is not an addictive drug and does not produce drug-seeking behavior. However, it can produce tolerance, which makes users take the drug repeatedly.
LSD is available on the street in tablets, capsules, and liquid form. The drug has a bitter taste and is odorless and colorless. LSD is usually taken orally by abusers. Gelatin and liquid can be put in the eyes. Its effects begin to be felt between 20 minutes to two hours and reach their peak in 30-45 minutes. Its effects last from 2 to 5 hours.
Effects of LSD
The effects of LSD depend on the dose taken, the user's personality, and the environs in which the drug is used. Some of the physical effects are dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, insomnia, tremors, and dry mouth.
Many of the LSD users experience frightening thoughts and feelings and fear of insanity and death. Some fatal accidents have also been reported under LSD influence. Prolonged LSD use may lead to long-lasting psychoses, such as schizophrenia or severe depression.
Symptoms of LSD Addiction
Common symptoms of LSD addiction include dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, insomnia, tremors, and dry mouth. Distorted perception of time and fusion of senses are also seen among LSD addicts.
LSD users show a trend of voluntarily stopping it over time. Though the drug is not considered addictive, LSD is obviously a dangerous substance. Addressing the physical and psychological elements of dependency is the main part of treatment.
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