LSD, or lycergic acid diethylamide, is a man-made drug that was popular in the 1960s and 70s. The drug has hallucinogenic effects, and before the 60s when it was widely abused to “get high”, some doctors used it to treat patients with manic depression or personality disorders. Taking too much of the drugs can cause the user to see mirages; the person may even lose track of time, or act like a different person. The substance is often taken in liquid form, and is added to gelatin or sugar cubes when taken socially.
Abuse Of LSD
Even though LSD is not as popular as it was decades ago, it is, unfortunately, still abused by a number of drug addicts. A report in the National Household Survey of Drug Abuse revealed that about 20.2 million people over the age of 12 have used LSD at least once in their lives. The substance is sometimes given out at parties along with ecstasy, to help people loosen up. The drug has no color or smell, making it hard to detect, but has a slight bitter taste according to the National Drug Intelligence Center.
Teenage abuse of LSD is also becoming more of a concern, as it was in decades past. A Monitoring the Future survey, sponsored by the University of Michigan, states that more than eight percent of U.S high-schoolers has used LSD at least once, and four percent of teenagers used the drug within the past year. LSD is also known by the street names Zen, Yellow Sunshine, or Dots.
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