Understanding LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide) Addiction

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What is LSD addiction?

Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is a hallucinogenic drug that is clear or white in color and odorless.  It is found in a fungus that grows on rye and other grains and is known for it’s powerful mood-altering effects.  LSD has many other names, including Acid, Blotter, Dots, and Yellow Sunshine.  Unlike many other drugs, LSD addiction is typically psychologically based and does not have the physical cravings associated with other drugs.   When a person becomes physically and mentally dependent on LSD, they have an addiction.

What are the signs of LSD addiction?

According to  narconon.org , the signs of LSD drug addiction can include:

  • Dilated pupils
  • Salivation or dry mouth
  • Tingling fingers or toes
  • Weakness
  • Negative effects including emotional distress, anxiety, depression, disorientation or paranoia
  • Dizziness, nausea, rapid heart rate and convulsions
  • Sweating or chills
  • Blurred vision
  • Inability to perform complex tasks like driving or operating machinery

What does LSD addiction do to the body?

When LSD is abused the drug user’s tolerance will go up, requiring them to up the dosage to get the effect they were getting with just one dose. Some of the physical effects that can occur with addiction are visual disturbances, disorganized thinking, paranoia and mood swings. An addicted person can also experience hallucinations and other visual disturbances as well as symptoms that can be mistaken for other psychological disorders.

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