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LSD Abuse

LSD abuse has shown a tendency towards a decrease in recent times compared to statistics from previous years.

The decline in the percentage of the population engaging in LSD abuse has been relatively steady and part of the reason for this may be because more and more people are becoming aware of the important facts relating to this vice. However, the prevalence rates of LSD abuse are still high and young people are the group who are at the greatest risk of abuse.

These young people can use LSD for any number of reasons. Some of them make abuse LSD in order to get a feeling of being high, an experience which is popularly referred to as being on a ‘trip’. The outcome of any of these ‘trips’ is normally very difficult to predict.

LSD Abuse

Every person on a trip has a different experience. Even for the same person, different sessions of abuse are not guaranteed to bring about similar effects. The eventual outcome of the ‘trip’ depends on environmental factors such as the place and with whom the drug is consumed or on physical factors such as the user’s health and state of mind at the time of taking the drug.

LSD abuse is not known to cause major health complications among its users. It usually only affects the user’s sensations. One of the side effects of LSD abuse is the loss of the sense of time. Many instances have been reported where people using the drug have ended up with short-term loss and complete absence of the sense of the passage of time. In such a situation past, present, and future events all seem to merge into one for the drug users and they are completely unable to distinguish between the three.

Another effect that is common, and to which LSD owes its identity as a hallucinogen, is hallucinations. More often than not, the people that use the drug experience intense hallucinations during which they no longer perceive the boundary between reality and their own imagination. The two effects mentioned above are caused by damage to the body which is caused by the LSD-induced interruption of nerve cell- neurotransmitter interactions.

Long-term effects of LSD abuse are extremely rare. However, there is one which may qualify to be included as a long-term effect. People that have previously taken LSD have at times been heard to complain about having flashbacks at the time of taking the LSD. In the flashbacks, they experience effects that are similar to the ones that they had at the time they were using the drug. Some people have reported having flashbacks for a number of days, and in some cases up to a year since they last used the drug.

LSD is illegal for use in the United States, and is listed as a Schedule I substance. The drug has not been found to have any medicinal value and is not accepted in the treatment of any medical condition. On a reassuring note, any person who wishes to stop using LSD is usually able to do so without the risk of any serious withdrawal symptoms. Most people who use the drug do not continue to do so for a long time.