Dangers of Combining Marijuana and LSD

Dangers of Combining Marijuana and LSD

The side effects associated with marijuana and LSD use eliminate control over a user’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), marijuana is the most commonly abused illicit drug in the United States. LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is a synthetic illicit drug that can produce delusions and visual hallucinations that distort a person’s sense of time and identity.[i] Mixing these two can have dangerous consequences, so seek help today for abusing these drugs.

Effects of Marijuana

Classified as a mind altering intoxicant, stimulant, psychedelic and depressant, marijuana may bring about the following side effects:

  • Lack of concentration
  • Difficulty learning
  • Decreased problem-solving skills
  • Lack of alertness
  • Trouble organizing and using information
  • Forgetfulness

While many think marijuana is a harmless drug, the possible side effects inhibit clear thought. When people cannot think logically, they often make decisions that can damage their physical health affecting how they interact with others personally and professionally.

Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms

Many people believe that there are no withdrawal symptoms associated with marijuana abuse. However, long-term marijuana abusers have experienced the following problems when quitting:

  • Irritability
  • Sleeplessness
  • Decreased appetite
  • Anxiety
  • Cravings

Marijuana poses plenty of its own risks even apart from LSD.

Effects of LSD

Because LSD is a hallucinogen, users experience extreme changes in mood, feel several emotions at once or swing rapidly from one emotion to another.[ii] Some people suffer impaired perceptions regarding depth, time, size and shape of objects, movements, color, sound and touch. These experiences bring about the following side effects:

  • Fear
  • Panic
  • Terrifying thoughts and feelings
  • Fear of losing control
  • Fear of insanity
  • Dilated pupils
  • Higher body temperature
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased blood sugar
  • Sleeplessness
  • Increased heart rate
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Tremors[iii]

When users experience terrifying hallucinations and perceive these sensations as reality, they often act irrationally posing a threat to themselves and others. Combining these effects with some of those of marijuana can cause dangerous problems.

LSD Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms for LSD include the following problems:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Schizophrenia
  • Impaired memory
  • Lessened attention span
  • Mental confusion
  • Difficulty with abstract thought
  • Psychological dependence
  • Suicidal thoughts

Before you think this drug is safe, even apart from marijuana, think again.

Dangers of Combining Marijuana and LSD

The side effects associated with marijuana and LSD use eliminate control over a user’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors. When you are in such a vulnerable state, you cannot make good decisions, you do not care for your safety and you put yourself at risk. These risks include the following problems:

  • Losing your job
  • Damaging your interpersonal relationships
  • Havingunprotected sex
  • Financial loss
  • Performing illegal acts to acquire drugs
  • Experiencing a psychotic episode
  • Attempting suicide

Help for Marijuana and LSD Abuse

Please call our toll-free helpline today.We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about marijuana and LSD addiction treatment. We can even check your insurance coverage to see how your policy might entitle you to benefits to help in your addiction recovery journey and in pursuing a life of sobriety. We are here to help, so please give us a call and begin breaking your addictions today.

[i] https://www.drugs.com/illicit/lsd.html

[ii] https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/hallucinogens

[iii] http://www.druginfo.adf.org.au/drug-facts/lsd