There are currently over eighty different street names for Lysergic Acid Diethylamide including blotter, LSD, CID, dots, does and trips. The drug is a potent hallucinogenic and its effects on the human body can be very unpredictable. It typically takes between half an hour and an hour and a half for the effects to be felt after taking a dose of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide.
The common physical effects of LSD include increased body temperature, dilated pupils, nausea, sweating, increased hate rate, loss of appetite, dry mouth, increased blood pressure, tremors, insomnia, impaired space perception and impaired time perception. The common psychological effects of LSD use include extreme mood swings, visual hallucinations and delusions. The effects of LSD can be very scary and many users experience extreme panic attacks whilst under the influence of the drug.
An unpleasant reaction to LSD is commonly referred to as a “bad trip”. After taking LSD, the effects of the drug typically last for several hours. A high dose of LSD can cause visual hallucinations and delusions for over twelve hours. It is not uncommon for LSD users to begin to hear colors and see sounds. Over time, a long-term user of LSD will build up a tolerance to the drug and will have to take larger doses of the drug in over to reach a previously achieved state of intoxication.
Due to possible impaired space and time perception whilst under the influence of LCD, users of the drug are prone to personal injury. Following a LSD trip, a person will often suffer from depression and acute anxiety. Some users even experience flashbacks to their “bad trip” several weeks after taking LSD. It is thought that long-term use of LSD can lead to severe depression and schizophrenia.