What Happens if I Stop Taking LSD?

What Happens if I Stop Taking LSD?

The more you use LSD, the more likely you will have long-lasting side effects

LSD is a common form of hallucinogenic drug. Hallucinogens produce rapid, intense mood swings. The transitions between demeanors can happen so fast the user may feel several emotions simultaneously.[1] LSD is not an addictive drug, so you can stop taking it at any time without fear of unpleasant or dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Although it is not addictive, LSD use can indeed be very dangerous and has negative health consequences. The more you use LSD, the more likely you will have long-lasting side effects.

Side Effects of LSD

Although LSD does not produce dependency, it does leads to drug tolerance. This means as drug use takes place over time, the user needs more of the drug to achieve a high. When taken daily, tolerance can build up to the point that the user is not affected at all by the same dose. LSD interferes with the ability to filter and integrate sensory input.[2] LSD produces physical effects that include the following:

  • Dilated pupils
  • Raised body temperature
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Weakness
  • Chills
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

None of these side effects are life-threatening by themselves. The physical danger with LSD use is the high possibility of an accident. LSD is a powerful hallucinogen that distorts perception.This makes it difficult and dangerous for the user to function normally. For example, if a user drives a car while on LSD,this activity is extremely dangerous. Visual impairment is a known symptom of LSD. Please do not ever attempt to drive or operate machinery while under the influence of drugs.

The other main health concerns with LSD involve psychological health. This is especially the case when LSD is used on a recurring basis. LSD can produce confusion, intense anxiety and paranoia, panic reactions and even psychosis. If an individual has depression or bipolar disorder, LSD use can amplify any mental issues. Prolonged, repeated use of LSD can even cause disassociation from reality. When this happens, it is very difficult to lead a normal, productive life. When you stop LSD use and seek professional help, you can start to heal and move forward in your recovery.

How LSD Addiction Counseling Can Help

Since LSD is not physically or even psychologically addictive, chronic LSD use usually results from some form of underlying cause. Drugs could be a form of escape from a reality. You may be unhappy or bored with certain areas of your life.

Whatever the reason, if you use LSD on a regular basis, you will likely benefit from drug abuse counseling. Therapy will help you discover any underlying causes of your drug abuse. Then therapy helps deal with any psychological or mental health issues.

As you continue treatment, you will learn alternative strategies to help you cope with stress. You can live a happy, life of fulfillment without drugs. If you have any questions about how therapy works, please call. We can walk you through each step of the process. Our staff has professional counselors that have both the training and experience to help you move forward. Drug addiction is a very serious matter, even if you think you have it in control. If you have questions about drug abuse, we have answers. Our helpline is toll free and we are available 24 hours a day. Call today.


[1]https://www.psychologytoday.com/conditions/hallucinogens Hallucinogens.

[2]https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/a?dbs+hsdb:@term+@DOCNO+3920 LSD.