LSD is one of the most potent, mood-changing chemicals. It is manufactured from lysergic acid, which is found in the ergot fungus that grows on rye and other grains.
It is produced in crystal form in laboratories, mainly in the United States. These crystals are converted to a liquid for distribution. It is odorless, colorless, and has a slightly bitter taste. Buy LSD online
Known as “acid” and by many other names, LSD is sold on the street in small tablets (“microdots”), capsules or gelatin squares (“window panes”). It is sometimes added to absorbent paper, which is then divided into small squares decorated with designs or cartoon characters (“loony toons”). Occasionally it is sold in liquid form.
LSD users call an LSD experience a “trip,” typically lasting twelve hours or so. When things go wrong, which often happens, it is called a “bad trip,” another name for a living hell. Buy LSD online
How is LSD used?
LSD is usually swallowed or dissolved under the tongue, but it can also be sniffed, injected or smoked.1, 2
Effects of LSD
There is no safe level of drug use. Use of any drug always carries some risk. It’s important to be careful when taking any type of drug.
LSD can affect everyone differently, based on:
- size, weight and health
- whether the person is used to taking it
- whether other drugs are taken around the same time
- the amount taken
- the strength of the drug (varies from batch to batch).
The effects of LSD usually begin in approximately 30 minutes and will last around 8-12 hours.5 The following may be experienced:
- euphoria and wellbeing
- dilation of pupils
- perceptual changes, such as visual and auditory hallucinations.
- confusion and trouble concentrating
- fast or irregular heart beat
- increased body temperature
- breathing quickly
- facial flushes, sweating and chills.1, 2
If someone takes a large amount, the negative effects of LSD are more likely. Call an ambulance straight away by dialling triple zero (000) if you or someone else has any of these symptoms (ambulance officers don’t need to involve the police):
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Sometimes a person can experience a ‘bad trip’, involving a disturbing hallucination. This can lead to panic and risky behaviour, like running across a road or attempting self-harm.1, 2
In the following days after using LSD, the following may be experienced:
- body and muscle aches
- feeling depressed.1
Some people who regularly use LSD may eventually experience flashbacks. This is when an LSD experience reoccurs usually a visual distortion that involves perceptual or emotional changes.
Flashbacks can happen weeks, months or even years after the drug was last taken. Flashbacks can be disturbing, especially if a frightening experience or hallucination is recalled.1, 2
Flashbacks can be brought on by stress, tiredness, exercise or using other drugs. They usually last for a minute or two.2
LSD and Mental Health
Using LSD can trigger or worsen mental health problems such as anxiety, schizophrenia or psychosis.1, 2 Anyone with a history of these issues should avoid using LSD.
However, research into the administration of LSD in a safe, therapeutic setting, involving a controlled dose, has shown positive results in treating depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and reducing anxiety in patients with a life-threatening disease.6