LSD Addiction: The Effects of a Powerful Hallucinogen

LSD abuse harms the body and mind, and its effects get worse over time. The safest, most effective way to beat an LSD addiction is through LSD rehab treatment. Call 866-323-5612 for a free, confidential assessment and information about LSD treatment options.

Facts About LSD

LSD is one of the most potent and widely abused hallucinogens.. Commonly known as “acid,” LSD is is manufactured from lysergic acid, which is found in a fungus that grows on grains such as rye . LSD users report having delusions, hallucinations, altered sense of space and time, and other effects.

LSD is sold in various forms, including tablets, capsules, liquid , and most commonly on absorbent paper, such as blotter paper. It is odorless, colorless and a slightly bitter taste .

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The Risks of LSD Abuse

LSD comes with a long list of risks. Of primary concern is the fact that the effects of LSD are unpredictable. Depending on the user’s mood, surroundings and personality – as well as the amount taken and purity of the drug – users can experience an enjoyable “trip” or a “bad trip” that strikes fear and panic.    The effects of LSD generally start within 30 to 90 minutes after taking it, and can last 12 hours or more.

Some of the common effects of LSD abuse include:

  • Increased body temperature
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure
  • Tremors
  • Insomnia or restlessness
  • S weating
  • D ry mouth
  • Dramatic mood swings

In addition to the risk of having a bad trip, marked by terrifying thoughts and feelings and fears of insanity or death, many LSD users experience flashbacks. Flashbacks are like reliving certain aspects of the original LSD trip without having taken the drug again. A flashback can happen years after using LSD, and can effect otherwise healthy people who only used LSD on occasion.

Even more worrisome than bad trips or flashbacks are the long-lasting psychoses, such as schizophrenia or severe depression, that can result from LSD abuse.

Addicted to LSD?

Like heroin and MDMA, LSD is considered a Schedule I substance, meaning it has a high potential for abuse and serves no legitimate medical purpose. Unlike  cocaine, amphetamine, heroin, alcohol, and nicotine, LSD is not regarded as an addictive drug because it doesn’t bring on compulsive drug cravings. But research shows that LSD abuse can result in tolerance, meaning that the body adapts to the drug and the user needs higher doses to get the same effects as their initial LSD trip. Abusing LSD in this way can be extremely dangerous given the fact that every trip is unique and poses a host of physical and emotional risks.

Treatment for LSD Abuse

The sooner you receive treatment for LSD abuse, the better your chances of avoiding long-term health risks and overcoming your LSD addiction. LSD rehab centers can introduce you to a new way of life – one that is healthy, fulfilling and free from LSD.

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