Parents, Know the Facts! – LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide)
LYSERGIC ACID DIETHYLAMIDE, USUALLY KNOWN POPULARLY AS ACID, IS A STRONG HALLUCINOGENIC SUBSTANCE.
LSD, also known as lysergic acid diethylamide, was first manufactured in the year 1938. Hallucinations occur when a person sees, hears, feels, tastes, or smells something that does not really exist, despite the impression that it does. Lysergic acid may be extracted from ergot, a fungus that grows on rye and other grains, and then lysergic acid can be synthesized from this acid.
Forms of LSD: The most common form is drops of LSD solution dried onto gelatin sheets, pieces of blotting paper or sugar cubes, which release the drug when swallowed. LSD is also sometimes sold as a liquid, in a tablet or in capsules.
Blotter papers, sugar cubes (the original delivery method for LSD) and eyedroppers (to place drops of LSD directly onto one’s tongue).
EFFECTS OF LSD
There is no safe level of substance misuse. The following effects may be experienced:
Increased heart rate, not able to drive or operate machinery, increased blood pressure, tingling in the fingers or toes, chills, vomiting, extreme sweating, dilated pupils, anxiety, blurred vision, loss of appetite, weakness, impaired coordination, raised body temperature, dry mouth, nausea, restlessness.
When a person becomes tolerant or addicted to a substance, the sudden stop of misusing the substance might cause withdrawal. These symptoms can include:
General discomfort, restlessness, anxiety, depression, insomnia, hypersomnia, lack of concentration, confusion, depersonalisation, flashbacks, irritability, nervousness, stress, cravings.
LONG TERM EFFECTS
Mental disorders, memory, Hallucinogen Persistent Perception Disorder, psychosis, difficulty with reality, mood disorders, delusions, flashbacks.