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 […]

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 […]

Dangers of Combining LSD and Tranquilizers

Dangers of Combining LSD and Tranquilizers

Recreational drug users may regularly take tranquilizers as a way to come down from the hallucinogenic effects of LSD. Combining tranquilizers and LSD, especially while under the influence of drugs, puts a person at risk of overdose or developing a more severe addiction. Though tranquilizers have medicinal purposes, LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) does not. Better […]

Inner City LSD Use

Inner City LSD Use

According to the National Drug Intelligence Center, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is a synthetic drug that has been abused for its hallucinogenic properties since the 1960s. LSD produces delusions and visual hallucinations that distort the user’s sense of time, place, perceptions, and identity. Some people who abuse LSD can have terrifying experiences. LSD has been […]

Cultural Issues Related to LSD Addiction

Cultural Issues Related to LSD Addiction

One aspect of culture closely related to drug use is popular culture. American popular culture embraced and glorified LSD use in the 1960s. LSD entered song lyrics, was found at festivals and events and become a common recreational drug. Its surge in use and popularity led to the first laws banning its use. This ban […]

How LSD Affects Sleep

How LSD Affects Sleep

LSD abuse can affect all areas of your life, including your work, relationships and health. If you are abusing LSD, you may have noticed changes in your sleep patterns. People who abuse LSD typically do not have the same sleep patterns as people who do not abuse the drug. This is due in part to […]