LSD is a highly potent hallucinogen derived from plants. It profoundly distorts a person’s sense of reality. It is found in tablets or capsules and is also commonly added to absorbent paper and distributed in squares representing one dose (called “tabs” or “blotters”). In recent years, there has been a resurgence in the usage of LSD and other hallucinogens.
Individuals seeking a carefree feeling, increased pleasure from physical sensation, and hallucinations turn to an LSD “trip.”
Symptoms and Side Effects of LSD Addiction
LSD use can cause dramatically changing feelings and sensations, altered sense of self, altered sense of time, panic, fright, dilated pupils, profuse sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, hallucinations, violent behavior, and clenched teeth. Just one use can cause permanent mental illness.
In addition to immediate effects, unpleasant “flashbacks” can occur for years after use. These flashbacks present an individual with a terrifying experience.
LSD use can cause impaired social or occupational functioning which may lead to unemployment, deterioration of relationships, and financial instability.
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