Even though LSD was made popular during the 1960’s,this mind-altering drug is still quite common today. Currently, those who use LSD during their lifetime are most often ages 12 or older. LSD is not as in high demand as some of the other substances like cocaine and heroin but is still found in drug circles. Commonly, LSD is referred to as acid, blotter, pane, purple haze and dots. A typical usage of the drug is between 50 and 150 micrograms. There is no real way to determine how much is in each dose on blotter paper other than word of mouth. It also depends on how the LSD was created, and each drop of the substance can be a different strength.
LSD’s Physical Effects On The Body
The effects of LSD can last between six to twelve hours after the drug is used. The effects are felt about 20 to 30 minutes after ingestion and the peak of the effects occurs about two hours in. Some of the effects include:
- Physical stimulation
- Pupil dilation
- Closed and open eye patterning
- Dizziness, sleepiness
- Numbness, weakness and tremors
- Increased blood pressure, heart rate and body temperature
Activities from previous days before using LSD can change the type of experience had while on a trip. If there was a physically or psychologically dramatic event it could enhance trauma felt during the time period of the high.
There are no links to a physical addiction to LSD. However, when the drug is used the possibility of psychological dependence or tolerance to the drug exists.
LSD’s Mental Effects On The Body
While LSD can have various physical effects on the body, most of the serious effects involve the user’s mental state. In some cases, LSD use can lead to increased risk for schizophrenia, psychosis and other mental conditions including the following:
- Changed thought patterns
- Feelings of insight
- Quickly changing emotions
LSD was originally tested and used to help mentally ill patients in the ‘50s and ‘60s. While some people may justify the use of LSD beyond its original intentions, it is not safe. Even if it some view the drug as a way of getting in touch with oneself, the environment and other people. The consequences of using LSD can be very tragic and are not harmless. In some cases, LSD use leads to serious accidents and even death. You cannot be a good parent or caregiver when under the influence of such a powerful and unpredictable drug. While TV and media may tell you the drug is safe or fun, the truth is this drug is very unsafe.
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