When most people think of LSD, they probably think of the hippie movement in the 1960s. However, LSD has been around for much longer than that. In fact, it was first synthesized by a chemist in Switzerland in 1938. Here are 14 interesting facts about LSD that you may not know!

Facts About LSD and LSD Use

Here are some basic facts about LSD and LSD use!

  • Lysergic acid diethylamide is a potent, long-lasting hallucinogen that alters perception and feelings. 
  • It is derived from lysergic acid, which is found in ergot, a fungus that grows on rye and other grains.
  • LSD comes in many forms, including blotter paper, liquid, sugar cubes, gelatin sheets and microdots.
  • It is an illicit drug with powerful hallucinogenic effects.
  • Lysergic acid diethylamide affects serotonin receptors, which causes an improved mood in the users.
  • LSD is non-addictive and there are no known lethal doses, but it can cause flashbacks, delusions and psychotic episodes.

Facts About the Effects of LSD

Whether you’ve taken LSD or not, you probably know of the powerful effects it results in. The most basic fact are the psychedelic effects. After you use LSD, you will experience auditory and visual hallucinations. These may sometimes turn into a bad trip, which may result in anxiety and paranoia.

An infamous fact that’s circulating is that LSD can cause psychosis. Sadly, it’s true. Many people have experienced psychosis or a psychotic break after they used the drug. It is extremely dangerous to the users and to the people around.

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Aside from LSD experiences, another interesting fact about LSD is that after developing tolerance to it, one can quickly go back to square one if they stop taking it for some time. There are not many drugs with the same property.

Facts About LSD Abuse and Bad Trips

A with any drug abuse, LSD abuse is dangerous and may cost the user their health (and sometimes life). People who abuse LSD may need a rehab to get off the drug. Abusing LSD can lead to developing mental issues such as anxiety disorder, paranoia, insomnia, schizophrenia or depression. Other facts about LSD abuse include:

  • Users who develop high LSD tolerance due to excessive drug use are more susceptible to bad trips.
  • Withdrawal from long-term LSD abuse may result in high body temperature, tremors, disorientation, and memory loss.
  • LSD is not detectable on standard drug screenings, meaning that LSD abuse is often overlooked or invisible in a workplace. 

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