D-lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is one of the most powerful mood-changing chemicals. It is manufactured from lysergic acid, which is found in the ergot fungus that grows on rye and other grains. It is produced in crystal form in illegal laboratories, mainly in the United States. These crystals are converted to a liquid for distribution. It is odorless, colorless, and has a slightly bitter taste.
Also known as "acid", LSD is sold on the street in small tablets ("microdots"), capsules or gelatin squares ("window panes"). It is sometimes added to absorbent paper, which is then divided into small squares decorated with designs or cartoon characters ("loony toons"). Occasionally it is sold in liquid form. But no matter what form it comes in, LSD leads the user to the same place-a serious disconnection from reality. LSD users call an LSD experience a "trip," typically lasting twelve hours or so. When things go wrong, which often happens, it is called a "bad trip," another name for a living hell. LSD has no legitimate medical use, so all use is considered illicit.Nicknames and Street Names for LSD include:
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LSD is not considered a highly addictive drug because it does not produce the cravings associated with physical addiction. Many people successfully stop using LSD on their own. However, if you or someone you know needs help decreasing or halting LSD use, connect with someone who can help you now by calling Florida Center for Recovery at our toll free number: 800-643-4005. Our recovery advisors are available 24/7 to provide you with information regarding treatment, admissions, insurance and private pay options.
LSD dependence is typically psychological, not physical. While the drug does not cause physical cravings, individuals who take it often associate it with particular people and circumstances and make a habit out of using the drug whenever they are in social situations. This can make quitting difficult, since it may require that the user stop associating with friends who use LSD in order to break the habit of using it as a social ritual. Users may become tolerant to LSD, which means that they require more and more of the drug each time to achieve the same effect. Higher doses carry a higher risk of bad side effects, so increasing the dose can quickly become dangerous.