The short-term effects of LSD are well known, with users experiencing powerful hallucinations that can last as long as 12 hours after ingestion. But what happens when someone abuses LSD regularly? While LSD is not physically addictive like heroin or cocaine, it is possible to become psychologically addicted and chronic LSD use can lead to […]
Hallucinogens distort one’s perception of reality, because they affect the prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain that controls conscious thinking, cognition, and perception. Hallucinogens may result in temporary psychosis. With long-term use, these drugs may lead to recurring or persistent psychosis as evidenced by mood disturbances, visual disturbances and disorganized thinking.
Many people begin using drugs such as LSD in order to have more fun or be more social, but as addiction progresses, it can actually rob individuals of their personality by causing them to become increasingly obsessed with drug use. Eventually, the obsession with drugs can become so strong that other areas of the addicted […]
LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide, is a potent hallucinogenic drug. LSD is made from a fungus called ergot, which is found on rye and other grains.[i] It is synthesized into multiple forms, but generally users ingest LSD on small pieces of paper soaked in the substance with colorful designs on the paper, called blotter paper. LSD does […]
A hallucinogenic drug like LSD takes away a person’s normal brain function, shutting down some areas of the brain while activating others. A person under LSD’s influence experiences a variety of unpredictable sensations, making it difficult to sense danger or make rational decisions. LSD, Psychology and Perception Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) was developed in 1938 […]
LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) is a hallucinogenic narcotic. Many times this drug is referred to as acid. LSD became most popular in the 1960s and still is abused today. LSD is classified as a Schedule 1 substance because of its high potential for abuse and the fact the drug serves no medical purpose. When an […]
Dropping a hit of acid may seem exciting, or at least harmless, but the lasting consequences of LSD use may last years. The powerful chemicals that bring on the hallucinations and mood shifts characterized by LSD also alter the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain. Changes to these neurotransmitters affect a person psychologically, possibly altering […]
Money is one of the most common stressors in life. Even though money can’t buy happiness, it can cause a great deal of stress in your life. Individuals who struggle with financial loss can be more vulnerable to developing an LSD addiction. For example, after the loss of a job or a costly accident stress […]