LSD, also known as acid, is a potent hallucinogenic drug derived from lysergic acid, a fungus that grows on grains such as rye. You may also hear it called “dots” or “Lucy.”
A trip is a term used to describe an LSD high. Anyone who has done it will tell you that it takes your mind on a wild ride, not always in a good way.
These journeys have been described as anything from a spiritual awakening to a descent into the depths of hell (aka the dreaded “bad trip”).
Despite research into potential therapeutic applications, LSD remains a Schedule I drug in the United States. This means that possessing, manufacturing, or distributing it is illegal.
LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is a synthetic chemical derived from an ingredient found in ergot, a fungus that infects rye (grain). LSD is a member of the psychedelic drug class. When taken in small doses, it can cause mild changes in perception, mood, and thought. Larger doses may cause visual hallucinations and spatial and temporal distortions.
What is sold as LSD is sometimes other chemicals such as NBOMe or the 2C family of drugs (part of the new psychoactive substances). Because their quality varies, these can be quite dangerous. Taking too much of these other substances can be fatal, with several deaths reported.
LSD is a white, odorless crystalline substance in its purest form. However, LSD is so potent that an effective dose of the pure drug is virtually undetectable. As a result, it is frequently diluted with other substances.
Drops of LSD solution are dried onto gelatin sheets, blotting paper, or sugar cubes, which release the drug when swallowed. LSD is also available as a liquid, tablet, or capsule.
When most people take LSD, the world appears distorted to them. Colors, sounds, objects, and even time itself can all appear strange and disturbing.
LSD can cause you to feel euphoric, giggly, in awe of the people and things around you, energised, excited, and empathetic.
Taking LSD can make you feel:
in awe of the people and things around you