LSD is an illegal hallucinogenic drug first made by Albert Hofmann. Hofmann first created the drug in 1938 from a derivative of fungus that grows on rye. Five years later, he produced the drug again and took a small amount. Hofmann experienced the extreme sensory effects of the drug. Hofmann thought the drug would be harmless, but he saw first hand that LSD alters perceptions. In fact, LSD is the most potent of all hallucinogens. It is often clear or white in color. The drug is an odorless, water-soluble material with a slightly bitter taste. It is initially produced in crystalline form and sold in the streets as tablets, capsules or in liquid form. When LSD is sold as a liquid, it typically is packaged in small bottles designed to hold breath freshening drops.LSD use is still common today as 4.2 percent of high school seniors have used LSD at some point in their lifetime.
Drug abuse can quickly become a habit. Drug addiction will occur regardless of a person’s intention(s). The important fact to consider is that LSD is quite potent even in small doses. LSD is often used at parties or social gatherings.
How LSD Addiction Develops
Few people, if any, plan on a life filled with addiction. Drug use often starts with experimentation at a club or a party. In these situations, the focus is on temporary enjoyment.Little thought is given for the future. Instead, the focus is on the present. These actions do not consider that one night of LSD use can lead to serious consequences. LSD is often connected with accidents, mental health conditions such as psychosis or schizophrenia, and more. These are severe conditions that must be considered with LSD abuse. As LSD use continues, more of the drug is required to achieve the same effects. This is very dangerous because in many cases, LSD is taken with other drugs such as alcohol. Remember, LSD is an illegal drug, so it is not regulated. When a user takes some of the drug, it is impossible to know how strong the dose will be. You do not know how your body—specifically your mind—will respond to the drug.
LSD is not considered to be highly addictive in a traditional sense. It is not like other illegal drugs such as heroin or opiate painkillers. There are no physical symptoms of LSD withdrawal. Rather, LSD becomes addictive in psychological ways. After LSD is used, many users think that the drug allows them to understand things on a deeper level. Others say LSD causes them to be more creative. As a result, people can become addicted to LSD use. The drug may become a part of the creative process. The good news is that professional treatment brings about great results for those who struggle with drug addiction.
LSD Addiction Help
If you have experimented with LSD or any other drugs, please call our toll-free helpline. You can call us at any time, as it is open 24 hours a day. When you call, you will speak with a trained addiction counselor. If you have questions about treatment, insurance coverage, or any other part of the recovery process, we can help. An LSD habit is a serious matter.The good news is that you can be free from its grasp. Call today.