LSD, or lysergic acid diethylamide, is a drug that is made from a fungus, called ergot, which grows on wheat and rye. This drug was first made in 1938 by two chemists from Switzerland, Albert Hofmann and Arthur Stoll. One of them accidentally swallowed some of the drug they had created and they then found out the effects of LSD. The effects were hallucinatory, and it quickly became a drug that was used for the pleasure of its hallucinogenic effects.
LSD is a drug that is illegal in the United States. This drug is very powerful and it causes thoughts and feelings to become distorted when it is taken. Taking only 100-200 millionths of a gram of LSD can actually cause a person to go on what is called a “trip” and this “trip” can last for up to 12 hours. While many do not think that people become physically dependent on LSD, there is definitely a psychological dependency that can occur.
Effects of LSD Abuse
When people take LSD, many people end up seeing hallucinations of colors, light patterns, and may also feel that they get new insights into who they are as a person. IN some cases these hallucinations can feel quite scary, but many find them quite pleasurable as well. One of the effects of LSD is that it can have you to have flashbacks of your previous hallucinations, which can be very scary. It can cause depression and may even lead people to commit suicide as well.
Getting Help with LSD Addiction
Because LSD causes such a psychological addiction, most people can not overcome the addiction to LSD on their own. Those who are addicted to this drug need professional help, and if you or someone you love has an addiction, you need to seek help before it is too late. There are various drug rehabilitation centers that are ready and waiting to help those who are suffering from addiction to LSD. The help is available to you, but you have to be the one who makes the decision to seek and accept help.