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Hallucinogen Addiction

Damaging Long-term Effects of Hallucinogens

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When you take hallucinogens, they change how you experience reality. They immediately affect the prefrontal cortex. This is the area of the brain that controls conscious thinking, cognition, and perception. These effects are relatively short-term, although some trips can last twelve hours or more. You can experience psychosis, accidents, and injury during this time. If you keep taking hallucinogens, you continue to experience these risks and more. (more…)

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How LSD Affects Sleep

How LSD Affects Sleep

LSD can affect all areas of your life including your work, relationships and health. If you are using LSD, you may have noticed changes in your sleep patterns. Drug use changes when we sleep, how we sleep and the quality of the sleep we get. They impact both body and brain chemistry and lifestyle, and these in turn impact our habits, health and quality of life. LSD’s Effects on Sleep Any drug has the potential to disrupt your sleep schedule. They do this by keeping you awake or making you sleepy at odd times. They may impact the depth or […]

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LSD Detox

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LSD isn’t a physically addictive drug. Unlike cocaine and heroin, it does not create physical withdrawal symptoms. This does not mean that LSD isn’t addictive or that quitting is simple or easy. There is still a detox period, and this detox needs to be supported by professional addiction treatment. LSD Tolerance LSD may not create physical withdrawal symptoms but it does create a physical tolerance. The more you use and the longer you use for, the more of the drug you’ll need for your ideal sense of intoxication or “high.” And the more the use, the more dangerous LSD becomes. […]

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Can I Become Physically Dependent on LSD?

Can I Become Physically Dependent on LSD?

LSD is a hallucinogen that is known commonly as acid. The drug is made from lysergic acid that is manufactured from a fungus.1   LSD abuse is widespread, particularly among young adults. LSD in its pure form is a slightly bitter, odorless and white crystalline powder that is incredibly potent. Pure LSD the size of a pill is equal to 3000 doses. The drug is sold on small squares of blotting paper that are dipped into a single dose of the drug. LSD is also sold as tablets, capsules or powder. Understanding the way LSD works and the dangers of […]

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Extreme Behavior Related to LSD

Extreme Behavior Related to LSD

The hallucinogen, LSD, produces powerful and unpredictable hallucinations, making it potentially dangerous for people in crowds or other high-sensory environments. People under LSD’s influence may engage in bizarre and dangerous behaviors and seriously harm themselves or others. History of LSD Use Created in a Swiss lab in the 1930s, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is a semi-synthetic drug made from ergot, a fungus found on tainted rye. It was originally created to help with respiratory depression, but its hallucinogenic effects were discovered several years later when the researcher accidentally got some of the drug on his skin. The drug was used […]

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