LSD Addiction

What is LSD?

LSD, or Lysergic acid diethylamide is a synthetic, psychedelic drug known for its psychological effects. It is odorless, colorless and has a bitter taste.

 LSD is not physically addictive. LSD is sold in small tablets, capsules, sugar cubes or gelatin squares. It is frequently applied to absorbent paper, decorated with cartoons or designs.

 LSD is usually swallowed or held under the tongue.  Users experience what is called a “trip” after taking the drug, an experience that lasts about 12 hours.  LSD Nicknames: Acid, blaze, blotter, tab, window pane, tickets, Lucy, dots, Elvis

Effects of LSD Usage

Side Effects of LSD Use:

  • Altered awareness
  • Hallucinations
  • Anxiety
  • Delusions
  • Paranoia
  • Pupil dilation
  • Wakefulness
  • Elevated heart rate


  • An estimated 20.2 million U.S. residents aged 12 and older used LSD at least once in their lifetime.
  • LSD leads to approximately 5,000 emergency room visits each year.
  • More than 200,000 people use LSD for the first time each year
  • Approximately 28 percent of U.S. 12th graders indicated LSD is fairly easy to obtain
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