One of the most powerful synthesized hallucinogens available is lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Also known as “acid,” the drug is usually sold in square-shaped tablets, paper blotters called “tabs,” and gelatin squares.
The psychedelic soared to popularity in the early 1960s and is notorious for dramatic disconnects from reality, which can lead to terrifying “bad trips” of paranoia and unenjoyable distortion lasting up to 12 hours.
Although it has a low addictive potential, LSD is abused for its escapist effects by users who often want to flee from reality. This is where Sovereign Health can help, by providing complete LSD detox and residential treatment to fully address mental duress and other issues.
LSD comes in many different forms, from a clear or white crystalline substance to tan or black, varying by its purity. LSD is usually crushed into a fine powder and pressed into tablet form, or on small gelatin squares. LSD is also dissolved into a solution called blotter acid and soaked into tiny squares of paper called “tabs.”
- Synesthesia – a sensory phenomenon where people can see smells or hear colors
- Intensified senses of sound or touch
- Visual hallucinations being abundantly vivid in color or geometric flashes of light in sync with other patterns, regardless of whether the eyes are open or shut
- Out-of body sensations or that one’s body has changed shape
- Altered perception of time, space and speed
- Dilated pupils
- Higher or lower body temperature
- Sweating or chills (“goose bumps”)
- Loss of appetite
- Dry mouth
One of the most distinguishing effects of LSD compared to other drugs is the possibility of flashback of a previous trip, without warning and long after taking the drug.