LSD Tolerance and Abuse

Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is an illegal drug first made by a Swiss drug manufacturer in 1938. LSD is a hallucinogenic most commonly taken off blotter papers which are small squares of paper that have been dipped in LSD. LSD can also come in the following:

  • A powder or crystal
  • A liquid
  • Gelatin squares
  • Laced on a sugar cube
  • A small pill

Because it is so effective, even the most infrequent use in small doses can result in tolerance and abuse.

Man holding face while high

LSD Psychological Addiction

LSD is not physically addictive in the same way as other drugs. There are no physical withdrawal symptoms associated with LSD. Its effects are psychological, and many people underestimate it for this reason. One common attitude about LSD is that it expands the mind, allowing artists and other creative people to access thoughts and ideas that they couldn’t without it. Unfortunately, this sensation can lead a person to believe that without LSD he can’t create and that life is boring. This can result in a psychological dependence and addiction that is every bit as dangerous and damaging as any physical addiction.

Can LSD Stop Working?

LSD tolerance can develop quite rapidly. This fact is looked at in two ways: On one hand, rapid tolerance can be seen as a deterrent to frequent use of such drugs. Tolerance makes it harder to achieve the effects that one is seeking from a drug. Tolerance simply motivates one to take more of a drug, making it more dangerous than it would be anyway. Furthermore, a drug like LSD can be extremely dangerous in small doses. For that reason, tolerance and long-term abuse don’t need to occur for horrible and sometimes fatal consequences to come. Abusing LSD one time is one time too many.

LSD Abuse Help

If you are struggling with LSD abuse, every use is a risk. Getting help and treatment is the best way to handle drug abuse and addiction. Call our 24 hour, toll-free helpline to speak with a trained addiction counselor who can help you learn more about treatment and what approach might be the best for you. LSD can alter the mind so much that it never gets back to normal. Getting help will get you back to a clear view of things. Call now and start recovering today.

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