LSD how is it made?

LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is a synthetic (man-made) drug that has been abused for its hallucinogenic properties since the 1960s. It was discovered in 1938 and is manufactured from lysergic acid, which is found in ergot, a fungus that grows on rye and other grains. If consumed in a sufficiently large dose, LSD produces delusions and visual hallucinations that distort the user's sense of time and identity.

LSD who uses it?

Individuals of all ages use LSD. Data reports indicate that an estimated 20.2 million U. S. residents aged 12 and older used LSD at least once in their lifetime! The reports also revealed that many teenagers and young adults use LSD. Approximately 742,000 individuals aged 12 to 17 years and 4.5 million individuals aged 18 to 25 used the drug at least once.

LSD use among high school students is a particular concern. More than 8 percent of high school seniors in the United States used the drug at least once in their lifetime and nearly 4 percent used the drug in the past year, according to surveys.

LSD what are the risks?

LSD how dangerous is it and what are the risks to users? LSD is not considered an addictive drug whereas it does not produce compulsive drug seeking behavior like other drugs such cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines do. However just because LSD is not addictive certainly does not mean it is not a very dangerous drug. LSD has other attributes that are very much like that of addictive drugs. An LSD user over time will build up a tolerant to the drug and must consume increasingly higher doses in order to keep experiencing the same hallucinogenic effects. Even once one has stopped using LSD, users often have flashbacks where certain aspects of their LSD experiences recur. Also, LSD users may develop long-lasting psychosis such as schizophrenia or severe depression. Of course the highest risk to anyone who uses drugs takes is the event of imminent death. Some users have suffered fatal accidents while under in the influence of LSD.

LSD what are some of the side effects?

LSD is one of the most potent mood-changing chemicals. Some of the side effects associated with the use of LSD are unpredictable and depend on several things such as:

  • The amount taken or used
  • The user’s personality, mood and state of mind
  • Expectations
  • The type and/or purity of the drug

Some LSD users report experiencing feelings of despair. Other LSD users report terrifying fears of losing control, going insane and/or dying. The experience often referred to as “trips” are long; typically, they begin to work immediately and can last for over 10 to 12 hours.

LSD how do we know if someone is using it?

Like with any other drug you may suspect someone of using, it helps to be able to recognize the “slang” terms used. The following are a few of the more popular or better known names used for LSD.

  • Acid
  • Boomers
  • Yellow Sunshine
  • Back breaker
  • Battery Acid
  • Dots
  • Elvis
  • Lucy in the sky
  • Pane
  • Superman
  • Window Pane
  • Zen

LSD is typically sold as a liquid, in small plastic bottles designed to hold breath freshening drops. Many dealers will also take the liquid and apply drops to blotter paper, sugar cubes, gelatin squares and tablets. Most recognizable are probably the small LSD blotters. LSD blotters resemble the temporary tattoos that children find in gumball machines. They are a small, square, thin piece of paper with a small picture of some type on the front. The dealer will soak the paper in the liquid acid and then let it dry. The user then places the LDS blotter paper on their tongue or on the roof of their mouth and let it dissolve.