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How Much LSD Will Cause an Overdose?

How Much LSD Will Cause an Overdose?

When an individual uses drugs, each person’s body responds in a different way. Because of this, one individual might have a “good trip” and enjoy the side effects of LSD. As a result, he or she may decide to continue to use the drug. For others, an LSD trip may bring up painful emotions or feelings of depression. This may cause many individuals to avoid the drug altogether.1 This same kind of approach applies to drug overdose. The same amount of LSD for one person might be euphoric, and for another, it might cause an overdose. LSD is the most […]

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What Does It Mean That LSD Is a Hallucinogen?

What Does It Mean That LSD Is a Hallucinogen?

Hallucinogens are drugs that alter perceptions of reality by inducing visual, auditory or tactile hallucinations. They alter states of consciousness, cause feelings of detachment from the body or produce delirium. As a hallucinogen, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is classified as a psychedelic, which causes altered beliefs about time and reality, or it makes users feel strong spiritual experiences.1 LSD can help someone forget about temporary problems, which can lead to further drug abuse. People also can become psychologically addicted to the drug’s effects, leading to life-long consequences. Effects of LSD Use According to a 2013 survey from the National Institute […]

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Effects of LSD Abuse on the Immune System

Effects of LSD Abuse on the Immune System

LSD is often wrongly seen as a physically harmless drug. Its psychedelic effects are often discussed without mentioning any physical impact. It may even be referred to as non-addictive for this reason. LSD does not create physical dependence or withdrawal symptoms; this does not mean it is a safe drug. It creates powerful psychological addictions that require professional and personal support to overcome. It has an immediate and long-term effects on health. It impacts the immune system and reduces feelings of health and wellness. LSD’s physical effects are not as dramatic as those of alcohol, opiates or other infamous, addictive […]

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Casual Marijuana Use Harmful

Casual Marijuana Use Harmful

For decades, pro-pot groups have insisted that a little recreational use was no big deal. Now, a new study reports that casual marijuana use may have a not-so-casual effect. Researchers at Northwestern University analyzed how casual marijuana use impacts the brain and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings are published in the latest issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. It’s another blow, following similar research that linked chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. The study of […]

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Adults Using More ADD Meds

Adults Using More ADD Meds

We often associate ADD and ADHD with high-energy children who have a hard time sitting still or focusing. Adderall has become the go-to drug to treat this condition in children, but now it turns out that adults are flocking to the prescription medication. The pill for treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is still primarily used by children, but adult use rose a whopping 53 percent between 2008 and 2012. In that same period, kids on Adderall rose just 18 percent. It’s not just age that makes a difference. The research from Express Scripts’ pharmacy claims data found that the number of boys […]

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