Four Ways People Disguise Their Use of LSD

Four Ways People Disguise Their Use of LSD

Hiding addiction is part of the process for most people struggling with substance abuse

When people struggle with drug addiction, there is a temptation to hide the drug abuse in order to keep friends and loved ones from knowing what is going on. However,trying to hide drug abuse only delays the inevitable. If you or a loved one uses drugs, you may think that hiding your problem will keep those who love you from knowing about your struggles forever, but the people closest to you want to help you, and disguising your LSD problem will only delay your getting the help you need. If you have a friend or loved one you suspect is struggling with LSD addiction, recognizing the following four signs of disguising drug abuse will you get him the right kind of help.

Blaming Others

Blaming others for problems that are really the result of drug abuse is a classic sign of trying to hide an addiction. When your loved one struggles to cover up mistakes by making them the responsibility of others, it’s a sign he is trying to hide the real issue. Of course, blaming others for problems such as failing to report to work, the inability to hold down a job, the inability to maintain stable relationships, consistently needing money or getting in trouble with law enforcement can be the result of other issues as well. However,if your loved one consistently has these issues and has a history of drug or alcohol abuse, chances are, he is using again and does not want you to know.

Habitual Lying

Those who struggle with LSD or other drug addiction quickly fall into a pattern of habitual lying to cover up their drug abuse. Lying about even the simplest of things, like where a loved one is spending his time or how he is spending his money, can indicate there is a significant problem he is attempting to cover up.

Hiding Evidence Around the House

Hiding evidence of drug use around the house is another classic symptom of drug addiction. In the case of LSD, you may find drug paraphernalia in unusual places in the home, like under the bathroom sink, between the mattress and box spring, in jewelry boxes or in garage toolboxes. LSD is typically delivered in one of the following ways:

  • Blotted paper – Perforated, 4-inch squares of paper that have colorful designs on them are dipped into LSD
  • Sugar cubes – Sugar cubes soaked with the substance found in rooms other than the kitchen
  • Gelatin – Small packages of colored gelatin
  • Tablets – Small, orange-colored tablets[i]

If you find LSD in these forms around the house, you should talk to your loved one about his use.

Unusual Money Behavior

Any unusual money behavior can be a signal to family members that there is a problem with drug or alcohol abuse. Unopened bills piling up, missing money from a common family money jar, using credit cards without permission and asking friends or other family members for personal loans to pay off debts or bills can all be signs you loved one is in financial trouble. If your loved one is constantly having money troubles, it may be a sign that he is hiding a drug addiction.[ii]

Finding Help for LSD Abuse

If you or a loved one struggles with LSD addiction, we are here for you. Call our toll-free helpline 24 hours a day to speak to an admission coordinator about available treatment options. We can even check your insurance coverage to see what help may be available to you. Please call today.


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

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