A quick guide to Lysergic Acid Diethylamide commonly referred to as LSD. This guide gives a quick glimpse at LSD, it's appearance, use and effects.

LSD is also known as

Acid, cid, microdot, white lightning, blue heaven, blotters, trips, sugar cubes and many more names.

Appearance and use

LSD is usually sold as tiny squares of paper with pictures on them, a little like postage stamps. It can be found as a liquid, tiny pellets or thin squares like gelatin. LSD is taken orally, licked off paper or in a gelatine or liquid that can be put in the eyes.

Common effects

LSD is a hallucinogenic drug causing an altered state of perception and feelings including hallucinations. A trip usually comes on 20 minutes to an hour after taking and lasts around 12 hours. Once a trip’s started you can’t stop it – it can be enjoyable or unpleasant, no two trips are the same.

Unwanted effects: Bad trips can be terrifying. The user may also experience nausea, increased body temperature, heart rate and blood pressure; flashbacks, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, numbness, weakness, tremors and persistent mental disorders. LSD can worsen or bring on mental health issues.


There is no evidence to this effect.

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