LSD Abuse and Drug Interactions

LSD Abuse and Drug Interactions

LSD is dangerous on its own, but its effects can be multiplied and can become even more dangerous

LSD is a powerful hallucinogen that creates vivid images and distorts its user’s senses. LSD is dangerous on its own, but when combined with other drugs its effects can be multiplied and it can become even more dangerous.1 A user cannot control himself when he abuses LSD, and he may act in ways that can be harmful to himself or others around him. LSD abuse is a serious problem and has resulted in fatalities and serious injuries. If you are using LSD and need help recovering from LSD addiction, it is available in the form of addiction treatment.2

Combining LSD with Other Drugs Adds More Danger

Use of LSD with other drugs – legal or illegal – can put the user in a state with an unknown outcome. The user may become drowsy, exhilarated or greatly disturbed – all depending on the specific circumstances. If drowsiness results, the user may end up falling asleep at the wheel when driving and cause harm or worse through a traffic accident. Even by itself, LSD can cause users to make bad decisions, so combining LSD with other drugs, such as amphetamines, can give the user a false sense of confidence that can cause her to make choices with devastating consequences. Taking LSD along with other drugs makes the user susceptible to even more risk and puts her at danger of making a fatal mistake.

According to some reports, Cocaine is the most common “club drug” (drug used by the night club set), with MDMA (or ecstasy) close behind. MDMA – a hallucinogen – seems to be the “drug compliment of choice” for those night club regulars who like to have a drug cocktail.3 When combined with LSD, emotional and mental disorders are reported to be more prevalent. The symptom profile of MDMA users mirrors LSD users in that they both “spend a lot of time using or getting over the hallucinogenic effects,” as well as experiencing drug “tolerance” – calling for greater doses in order to achieve the desired effect.4

LSD Addiction and Related Conditions Can Be Treated

If you are addicted to LSD, treatment is available to help you recover. LSD addiction treatment is available in a variety of forms, whether through inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab or other form of therapy. An integrated,evidence-based addiction treatment program that treats the “whole person” is generally considered most effective; this means that the program focuses on the users’ addictions, as well as other related disorders.

Comprehensive healing – healing of all co-occurring conditions – will greatly facilitate your recovery from LSD addiction. Quality drug treatment centers can assess for and treat any such “dual diagnosis” in order to alleviate all conditions simultaneously. Leaving an existing condition untreated oftentimes leads to incomplete healing or a relapse back into addiction for that individual.5

Start the Healing Process Today Through Sound Choices

LSD addiction recovery can begin with a simple phone call. Our 24/7 toll-free line is here to help users learn more about the dangers of LSD and of combining that hallucinogen with other drugs. When you call, a team member will address all of your questions and concerns – even help you determine how much your health insurance will pay for drug addiction rehab. The best time to begin the healing process is now, and the best treatment option is one that you know you can trust. Trust us. We care…one person at a time.


1“Drugs, Brains and Behavior: The Science of Addiction”, National Institute on Drug Abuse, https://teens.drugabuse.gov/sites/default/files/soa_2014.pdf , (July 2014).

2“DrugFacts: Hallucinogens”, National Institute on Drug Abuse, https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/hallucinogens , (January 2016).

3Grov, Christian, Ph.D., MPH, et.al., “Polydrug Use Among Club-Going Young Adults Recruited Through Time-Space Sampling”, National Center for Biotechnology Information, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2683356/ .

4 “Hallucinogen Use Disorders Among Adult Users of MDMA and Other Hallucinogens”, National Center for Biotechnology Information, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2648386/ .

5“Co-occurring Disorders”, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, http://www.samhsa.gov/disorders/co-occurring , (March 8, 2016).