Side Effects of Chronic LSD Use

Side Effects of Chronic LSD Use

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 […]

Damaging Long-term Effects of Hallucinogens

Damaging Long-term Effects of Hallucinogens

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.

4 Ways that Addiction Robs You of Your Personality

4 Ways that Addiction Robs You of Your Personality

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 […]

Five Dangerous Symptoms of LSD Overdose

Five Dangerous Symptoms of LSD Overdose

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 […]

Ways that LSD Can Cause Impaired Judgment

Ways that LSD Can Cause Impaired Judgment

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 […]

What LSD Does to Your Brain Chemistry

What LSD Does to Your Brain Chemistry

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.[1] When an […]

3 Dangerous Complications of LSD Abuse

3 Dangerous Complications of LSD Abuse

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 […]

The Risk of Relapsing on LSD After Recovery from a Severe Addiction

The Risk of Relapsing on LSD After Recovery from a Severe Addiction

Once you recover from a severe addiction, it does not mean that you no longer feel the effects of the addiction or that you will never be tempted again. Relapse is always a threat, and when it comes to LSD, all it takes is one use to succumb to addiction again. During your recovery, you […]

How Social Situations Influence LSD Addiction

How Social Situations Influence LSD Addiction

LSD is a hallucinogenic drug. This form of drug alters the user’s perception, thoughts, and feelings.[1] LSD is made from ergot, a fungus that grows on rye and other grains.[2] It is important to note that LSD has no medical purpose and is illegal. Although LSD is not physically addictive, it can be psychologically harmful. An LSD […]

Financial Loss and LSD Addiction

Financial Loss and LSD Addiction

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 […]