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What LSD Abuse Does to a Person

While LSD, a potent hallucinogenic substance, is not considered to be physically addictive like many other drugs, it can have a serious psychological impact. Often used at parties or social gatherings where the focus is often the present, not necessarily long-term future realities, the potential consequences for experimenting with LSD can lead to drug abuse. The Short and Long of Using LSD After only one dose, LSD use can lead to mind-altering conditions that can last for years. One of these conditions is known as hallucinogen persisting perception disorder (HPPD). This disorder produces repeated long-term flashbacks to previous events. Individuals […]

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Hormonal Balance and LSD Use

Hormonal Balance and LSD Use

Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is a hallucinogen with psychedelic properties. LSD “trips” can last from 6 to 12 hours and can cause many different responses in the body. For example, a person who misuses LSD may experience vivid hallucinations that can be terrifying. Others who use the drug may experience mood swings, anxiety, panic attacks, or paranoia. Because LSD is an illegal drug, people often procure other illegal drugs when they take LSD, or mix LSD with alcohol. The results can be very dangerous. LSD is a powerful drug that can have a profound impact on anyone who uses it. […]

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Who Needs an Intervention?

Intervention is a powerful tool families can use to help their addicted love one enter treatment. The ultimate goal is to get the person to begin treatment for the addiction. A part of achieving that goal is an open discussion of the addiction and its negative effects on the individual, as well as upon each member of the intervening group. When a loved one’s addictive behaviors continue in spite of negative consequences, an intervention may be the best way to get him the treatment he needs. Drug Addiction vs. Use and Abuse Drug addiction begins when the use of a […]

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LSD Rehab: Separating Facts From Myth

LSD is a drug with a storied past. It was introduced back in 1938, a young chemist named Albert Hofmann created the drug to help stimulate the respiratory and circulatory systems. Five years later, Hofmann tinkered with the formula, and this time, he took 250 micrograms himself. He believed this dose would have minimal effects, if any at all. But when Hofmann went to work on his bicycle, he was unwittingly going on the first LSD trip. Even in seemingly small amounts, the drug creates unique feelings and sensations in the mind of the user. Years later, LSD became a […]

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LSD Paraphernalia and Signs of Use

LSD Paraphernalia and Signs of Use

Lysergic acid diethylamide – best known as LSD or acid – is a psychedelic hallucinogen that profoundly alters the mind for about 12 hours per experience (hit). The drug’s effects can include the following: Vivid and sometimes horrifying hallucinations Panic attacks, anxiety and paranoia Cognitive malfunction akin to brain damage Spikes in heart rate and blood pressure levels Loss of touch with the consensus reality The acceleration of a mental health disorder Involuntary recurrent memories, called flashbacks1 An LSD trip also increases the risk of serious accident or injury, including dangerous interactions with antidepressants or lithium. These risks multiply for […]

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