Lsd, Lysergic acid diethylamide, also known colloquially as acid, is a psychedelic drug. Effects typically include intensified thoughts, emotions, and sensory perception. At sufficiently high dosages LSD manifests primarily visual, as well as auditory, hallucinations.
How Does this drug Affect The Body?
This drug is an odorless white, clear, black, or brown powder substance. It often comes in saturated, blotter paper divided into small squares with microdots, gelatin (windowpanes), liquid form, or sugar cubes. It is usually consumed orally. Effects are generally felt after about 20 to 90 minutes of consumption and can last about 12 hours during which time a variety of effects can be experienced, including psychedelic effects, hallucinations, and dissociative experiences. The peak effects usually occur between two and four hours.
Understand the risks
The effects of these drugs are unpredictable and occur based on factors such as on the amount taken, a person’s personality, mood, expectations and the surroundings in which the drug is used. The ability to make sound judgments and see common dangers is impaired, leading to a risk of injury.
In some people, This drug can cause flashbacks, recurrence of certain drug experiences even if the user doesn’t take the drug again. In some people, flashbacks can persist and affect daily functioning, a condition known as hallucinogen persisting perceptual disorder (HPPD).
Tolerance, Dependence, and Withdrawal
This drug is not considered a physically addictive drug, but continued use will lead to tolerance. When people become tolerant of a drug, they need to take more in order to achieve the same effects. This can be particularly dangerous in the case of LSD because tolerance tends to build quickly and the effects of the drug can be so unpredictable.
Currently, there are no medications used to treat the use of this drug. In addition, there is minimal research into whether or not behavioral therapies are helpful in treating substance abuse of this drug. Preliminary research suggests that certain behavioral therapies helpful in treating other substance use issues can also be helpful for the addiction of this drug.