Things You May Not Know About LSD

Things You May Not Know About LSD

There are several facts about LSD that you may be unaware of.

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) is a hallucinogenic drug first discovered in 1938. Recreational use of LSD became popular in the 1960s, due to the intense euphoric effects of the drug. Hallucinogens work by disrupting the interaction of the user’s nerve cells and the chemical serotonin. This is a neurotransmitter involved in the regulation of mood, hunger, muscle control, sensory perception and body temperature.[1]

LSD is a clear or white odorless material made from lysergic acid, which is found in a fungus that grows on rye and other grains. LSD is known by many other names, including Acid, Blotter, Dots, and Yellow Sunshine.[2] LSD is also available in several different forms such as tablet, capsule and liquid form. Most commonly, liquid LSD is found on absorbent paper squares or “stamps.” These paper stamps are often printed with decorative images to appeal to a younger demographic.

There are several facts about LSD that you may be unaware of. If you or a loved one is currently using LSD, being informed of the true dangers of the drug will hopefully encourage you to seek help as soon as possible.

LSD Can Have Irreversible Consequences

Young people often think of LSD as a harmless party drug. The truth is LSD is very dangerous and can be addictive. If you use LSD just one time it can have catastrophic consequences. Each individual responds to LSD in a different way. Some factors include the personality of the user, the individual’s mood and the amount of drug used.

LSD doses are inconsistent. Because of this, there is no real way to know how powerful an LSD dose is. An LSD high or “trip” can lead to frightening hallucinations. It is not uncommon for people to act irrationally when using LSD. The use of LSD can lead to accidental injuries and death. LSD use is also linked to the development of psychological disorders. If paranoid schizophrenia is in your family medical history, it is possible that you have a genetic predisposition to the disorder. The use of LSD–even just once—may rapidly increase the onset of paranoid schizophrenia. If you have used LSD in the past with no major negative consequences, consider yourself lucky. Don’t continue to put yourself at risk. Instead, get help if you feel the urge to continue abusing LSD.

The use of LSD can lead to accidental injuries and death. An individual under the influence of LSD will see things and hear things that are not real. As a result, many daily activities can become dangerous, if not deadly. Normal activities such as driving a car or making breakfast can lead to serious injury. If you are a parent or caregiver, you cannot take good care of someone else while under the influence of LSD. Some trips can last for twelve to fourteen hours. Please do not continue to put yourself or your loved ones in harm’s way.

Get Help for LSD Abuse

If you or a loved one is struggling with LSD abuse, please seek help now. Call our toll-free helpline to talk to a recovery counselor today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you may have.He are here to help you get clean from LSD. Take action by calling us today.


[1] http://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/hallucinogen/ Hallucinogen. Pedersen, Traci.

[2] https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/hallucinogens What are hallucinogens?