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  1. Hallucinogens: LSD By: Tiffany Dharia Lauren Markovich NeetuNirappil Yena Lee

  2. 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

  3. History

  4. Long Term Effects

  5. Short Term Effects

  6. Entrance to Body

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. Addictive? • LSD does not cause physical dependence like most drugs • May cause psychological dependence

  10. Mortality Rate

  11. Physiological Effects

  12. Resources

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. Pictures

  17. Video Clips

  18. 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