Signs and Symptoms of LSD Abuse

LSD is a powerful hallucinogen which changes mood perception. Scientifically known as lysergic acid diethylamide, LSD has been around for over seventy years. The drug can be transported and traded easily, due to its colorless and odorless properties. It can be traded in liquid, tablet and form and the effects on the human body are entirely unpredictable, so it is highly recommended to abstain from this drug by any means necessary. LSD is known on the streets under the following names: acid, paper acid, window glass, dots, zen, sugar, blotter, lucy in the sky with diamonds (of course), pane, window pane, back breaker, battery acid, elvis and loony tunes. The drug must be kept away from chlorine, ultraviolet light and oxygen if it is to retain its potency.

LSD is widely considered to be non-addictive, mainly due to the lack of compulsive drug abusing behavior which accompanies it. Other stimulants, such as cocaine and methamphetamine are known for their addictive properties, but LSD is less so. However, this is not to say that LSD does not produce a quick and high tolerance within the individual. For this reason, significantly larger doses are required each time the drug is abused to even attain the same effect as in previous times. This fact must be taken into consideration by individuals who may not be able to financially maintain a hallucinogenic lifestyle.

Once again, LSD abuse presents unpredictable behavior and side effects, so there are no symptoms which occur with every individual. Some people experience great fear, a sense of dying, chaos, great emotion or falling. Some people experience rippling or wavy visual effects when looking at objects or scenery. Bright, sometimes rainbow-like, colors are frequently reported. Skewing, shaping and patterning of flat and linear surfaces are also quite common. Individuals have reported a feeling of losing their identity, their ego and even the connection between themselves and the outside world.

Physically, LSD presents itself in dilated pupils, appetite loss or gain, numbness, weakness, tremors or “the shakes,” significantly raised or lowered body temperature, clenching of the jaw, sweating, and salivating. Most physical properties are related to the psychological effects of the drug, and vary depending upon the individual, the environment in which LSD was abused, and the temperament and personality of the individual. LSD abusers are frequently found to have permanently altered personalities and life outlooks after LSD abuse.

If you are concerned that a family member, coworker or employee may be abusing LSD, we recommend that you contact a quality drug and alcohol testing company. Contact CMM Technology today: +618-9204-2500

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