Hallucinogens: LSD By: Tiffany Dharia Lauren Markovich NeetuNirappil Yena Lee
What are they? • Hallucinogens are intense mood-changing drugs which often come with erratic psychological effects • Lysergic-acid diethylamide • One of the most common illegal hallucinogens • It is manufactured from lysergic acid, a fungus that grows on grain. • Sold in tablets, capsules, liquid form, and sometimes absorbed into paper or common food products
Medical Uses • It has been banned, and many feel that it has no medical purpose • However, some have found LSD to help cure migraines and cluster headaches due to the disoriented state LSD results in • Some also claim that it helps alcoholics • Therapists sometimes take it to understand the experiences of schizophrenics.
Common among… • Individuals of all ages • 20.2 million U.S. residents age 12 and older have used LSD before • 8 % of high school seniors have used the drug
Addictive? • LSD does not cause physical dependence like most drugs • May cause psychological dependence
Is it illegal? • LSD was made illegal to possess in 1968 and has been available on the “black market” since then. • Illegal to manufacture, buy, possess, process, and distribute • Illegal under the Controlled Substance Act
Fun Facts • LSD users can experience flashbacks, which are when the original drug's effects suddenly reoccur up to a year after the initial use. • Some LSD users experience severe, terrifying thoughts and feelings of desolation, fear of losing control, or fear of insanity and death while using LSD.
Slang Names • blaze • tab • dose • gel • pyramids • trips • Superman • Loony Toons • LSD is known as: • Acid • microdots • purple haze • blotters • Fry • Yellow Sunshine • Battery Acid • Back Breaker
Works Cited • http://www.drugrehab.co.uk/street-drug-names.htm • http://www.justice.gov/dea/photos/lsd/powder_and_lsd-orange.jpg • http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/explorer/4094/Overview#tab-Photos/5 • http://www.justice.gov/dea/photos/lsd/lsd_capsules1.jpg • http://www.justice.gov/ndic/pubs4/4260/index.htm#Who uses