LSD Abuse Signs

LSD Abuse Signs

LSD abuse signs are normally quite easy to detect, especially for someone who is actually looking out for them.

It is important to know that LSD abuse signs are normally sensorial ones as the physical effects of LSD abuse are usually rather mild. The exact way or mechanism by which LSD is abused has not been clearly established. However, the results of much research indicate that it is mainly the result of interference of LSD with the interactions between nerve cells in the body, and the neurotransmitters that are present in the spinal cord and the brain.

The serotonin neurotransmitter is the one responsible for the control and regulation of the perceptual and regulatory systems of the body. If for any reason this neurotransmitter fails to function properly, the result is confused emotions, moods, and other strange bodily sensations.

LSD Abuse Signs

The first, and by far the most common of the signs of LSD abuse, is the onset of hallucinations. These may occur in the form of ‘pseudo-hallucinations’, during which the person is aware that what is going on is not real. However, most of the time the hallucinations are full scale and the person’s perceptions of reality and imagination are jumbled together in continuous illusions. They seem to see and hear things that are not real.

The effects of LSD abuse has for a long time in the past been employed during the practice of some religious and ritualistic ceremonies. In these ceremonies, participants use the drug so that they may experience these hallucinations and interpret them as being visions and messages from God.

LSD abuse signs also include frequent and rapid emotional changes. Users of the drug shift from one emotion to another with an extraordinary frequency. They may go from being very anxious to being very happy in a matter of minutes.

In some cases, these users of the drug have been known to experience more than one emotion at one time. For instance, they may be happy, angry, and worried at the same time. These LSD abuse signs can once again be attributed to the interruption of the functioning of the serotonin neurotransmitter.

There are instances where users of the drug have reported a mix up or ‘cross over’ of their sense. They claim to be able to smell sounds, hear colors, and even see scents. This is a representation of further failure of the regulatory and perceptive systems of the body, most probably as a result of neurotransmitter malfunction. In general, the signs of LSD abuse are completely varied from person to person. Rarely ever do any two separate users get the same sensations if they abuse the drug together.

Physical Signs of LSD Abuse

  • Nausea
  • Tremors
  • Seizures
  • Dry mouth
  • Sleeplessness
  • Dilated pupils
  • Muscle weakness
  • Profuse sweating
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased heart rate
  • Impaired motor function
  • Increased blood pressure

When any of these signs persist for longer than usual they are likely to lead to further medical complications. It is clearly wise for the users to stop abusing the drug. Luckily, the drug is not addictive and most users can stop taking the drug whenever they decide to do so.

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