LSD is a drug that alters the mood of users. It is also one of the most potent chemicals around. In small doses, LSD can cause a small change in thought, perception and mood. However, in larger doses, it results in hallucinations and delusions, with users being unaware of their surroundings. Users tend to get hooked on this drug due to the effects on their mood when they consume it.
What is LSD?
LSD is made from lysergic acid, which can be found in the ergot fungus that grows on grains like rye. It comes in many different states. In the purest form, it resembles white crystals, and is odourless. However, as one of the most potent drugs out there, it is easy to overdose on it. One of the most common ways to consume it is to place a few drops of LS solution on sugar cubes, blotting paper or gelatin sheets. When swallowed, the drug is released into the body, and absorbed by the body. Sometimes, the drug is also sold in a tablet form, in liquid form, and even in capsules. After consuming LSD, the effects can last up to 12 hours.
What are the Side Effects of LSD?
All drug consumption is dangerous and comes with negative side effects. Some of the side effects users of LSD experience include:
- Incorrect sense of time
- Swinging from one extreme emotion to another
- Crossover senses
- Altered sense of who they are
- Feeling multiple emotions at once
- Flushed skin
- Reduced appetite
- Paranoia and anxiety
- Incoherent speech, often lapsing into rambling
Side effects differ for every user, with some users experiencing more than others. Different factors such as the weight and age of the user, the amount consumed and the form it was consumed in may also affect what the user feels.
Understanding LSD Overdose
When taken in large amounts, users of LSD may lapse into periods of anxiety or panic as their sensations and perceptions are altered greatly. Some will start to feel extremely terrified, some will become depressed and experience mood swings, some become afraid that they are losing their sanity. Other effects of overdose include:
- Mental disorders
- Fear of dying
- Delusions and hallucinations
How to Treat LSD Addiction
Sometimes, users can become addicted to the hallucinogenic effects of LSD. Inpatient and outpatient treatment centers are generally able to help with LSD addiction. Therapy includes lifestyle skills therapy, behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and more. This helps to reduce the psychological dependency on the drug.
Why Work with Spark To Recovery?
Here at Spark To Recovery, we have a dedicated team of professionals that are able to provide sound advice and recommendations on the most appropriate treatment plan for you. We also provide strong support for those who seek help from us. Start your LSD addiction therapy today. Call Spark To Recovery at 818-849-5467 today if you want to schedule an appointment with us.
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