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What is LSD?

One of the most popular hallucinogen, LSD is available under street names like yellow, mellow, dots, acid, blotter acid and window panes. It is popular because LSD is an extremely potent mood changing chemical. This drug is created from lysergic acid, which is a kind of ergot fungus that grows on grains like rye. This drug is usually taken by users orally as a tablet or gelatin, as well as liquid can also be put into eyes.

Effects of LSD Usage

Short term effects of LSD

Most of the time the effects of Lysergic acid diethylamide on the user are very unpredictable and abrupt. Usually this effect depends upon the user’s own personality as well the mood and surroundings in which the drug is taken. The effects of this drug also depend upon the amount in which this hallucinogen is taken. The short term effects of LSD include:

  • Insomnia and loss of appetite
  • Pupil dilation and rising body temperature or feverishness
  • High blood pressure and increased heart rate
  • Excessive sweating, dry mouth and tremors
  • Strong mood swings with the patient feeling euphoric one second and depressed another

If the drug is taken in high doses then it can also make the addictive person delusional and he may experience visual hallucinations.

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Long term effects of LSD Use

When the person uses this drug for a long period of time the effects can be even more devastating and destructive. These long term effects include experiencing flash backs even when the user does not take the drug for a long period of time he can experience certain aspects of his drug taking

LSD is not usually considered a highly addictive drug like cocaine, alcohol or amphetamines as it does not produce the same compulsive drug-seeking behavior.

Rehab for LSD Abuse

Classified as a Schedule I drug by National institute of Drug Abuse and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), this drug can have strong withdrawal symptoms when the user stops taking the chemical. Drug Rehab for LSD helps the patient to deal with these withdrawal symptoms and flashbacks in a controlled manner.

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