Lysergic acid diethylamide, more commonly known as LSD, is a Schedule I drug in the United States. Users might refer to the drug as “acid,” “tabs,” “sugar cubes,” “hits” or “doses.” Though the drug isn’t available by prescription, people can buy the drug on the street, and it is one of the more commonly abused hallucinogens. LSD typically comes in a solid or liquid form. In its solid form, you place a dose of the drug on your tongue and let it dissolve. Users can take the liquid form by mouth or place it in their eyes, and it also comes in a gelatin form.
What Happens to Those Who Use LSD?
“LSD is a hallucinogen that can cause the user to experience auditory and visual hallucinations.”
LSD is a hallucinogen that can cause the user to experience auditory and visual hallucinations. One dose of the drug can cause dry mouth, tremors, mood swings, changes in appetite, changes in behavior, and changes in blood pressure. According to The Partnership at Drugfree,org, LSD can also cause flashbacks. Flashbacks occur when a user suddenly feels as if he or she is reliving a past event. A flashback can occur months or even years after a user stops taking LSD, although they are rare.
Who Uses LSD?
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 770,000 people over the age of 12 admitted to using LSD in the last year. The same study found that more than 2 percent of high school seniors used the drug in the past 12 months. People who take LSD do so because of the “trips” that the drug causes. This means it changes the way a person experiences the world. When taking the drug for the first time, you might experience:
- Visual hallucinations
- Feeling as if you can taste colors and smells
- An inability to sleep
- Hearing odd noises
A single trip can last for up to 12 hours or longer, and the effects of taking LSD can worsen if you mix it with other drugs or alcohol. While LSD isn’t an addictive drug, you can develop a tolerance to the substance, which means that you need a larger amount the longer you use it.
Stronghold of Addiction
In addition, many LSD users form a psychological addiction to the drug. They enjoy the effects of it so much and begin to rely on it to have a good time or to socialize with others. Over time, the user begins to feel they need the drug, and cravings for it become stronger. Sometimes a psychological addiction to a drug can be as difficult to break as a physical addiction. Call us today and find the right LSD addiction recovery center for you and your loved ones.
Rehab and recovery treatment programs are designed to break the stranglehold that consistent LSD use may have on your life. In treatment, users will address the root causes that led to LSD use in the first place and develop coping skills that can help them deal with cravings to use the drug.
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If you want to make a confidential call because you have questions about LSD abuse and you’d like to find a residential treatment facility at the same time, you can reach us at 1-888-319-2606 Who Answers? today. Our LSD addiction recovery helpline offers everything you need to get started on your recovery. Stop thinking about LSD daily and make a call. We can connect you to a reputable LSD addiction treatment program that can help you say goodbye to the drug forever.
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