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Drug research Project

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Rebecca Sanchez

on 5 May 2010

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Transcript of Drug research Project


d-lysergic acid diethylamide Street Names How is LSD Sold? LSD
Window Pane Under the influence of hallucinogens, people see images, hear sounds, and feel sensations that seem real but are not. Some hallucinogens also produce rapid, intense emotional swings. LSD, peyote, and psilocybin cause their effects by initially disrupting the interaction of nerve cells and the neurotransmitter serotonin. Lets Learn A little about Serotonin And the effects of LSD on the brain. Surprizingly this Drug is used to treat a number of conditions.
So you may ask...How much does this drug cost In a DEA report they said
that LSD is reporting to be
making a comeback to the modern
day. Its been seen in major
cities and densly poplulated
areas. How is someone treated for a LSD addiction? History first synthesized in 1938 by Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann.
hallucinogenic properties first discovered when Hofmann accidently ingested drug in 1943. It was then used by several different people for very different reasons.
most important role LSD has played in history was use in hippie movement of 1960s.
street use and use by hippies made LSD fall out of favor with most legitimate researchers.
LSD has been most popular among white, middle-class high school and college students, especially those who attend raves. Dependency National Survey on Drug Use and Health, surveyed 13,000 Americans aged 12 and over and found 6.0% of participants used LSD in 1988, 7.7% in 1996. most users were in 18-to-25 age group. In 2007 14.4% reported easy availability for LSD. Those using LSD once or twice a week declined from 76.2% to 74.2%. Immediate Effects Distortion and intensification of all the senses
Distortions in time and space
A strong sense of connection with other people (empathy) or connectedness to the universe.
A sense of heightened understanding.
Impaired judgment
A feeling of being rooted
Intensification of and rapid changing in mood.
Uncontrolled laughing
A sense of being out of the body. Long-Term Effects Vivid hallucinations
Extreme emotional instability
Difficulty communicating
Difficulty concentrating
Difficulty distinguishing reality from illusion
extreme anxiety or panic
fear of losing control, going insane, or dying
fear that their sense of self is fragmenting or disintegrating
vivid and sudden thoughts and memories of previous traumatic experiences
perception of rapid aging in oneself or in others
desire to commit suicide (which, in a few rare cases, has actually been successfully carried out)
extreme confusion
psychosis Legalizing LSD Pros
Taxing LSD could be a way for the government to gain money.
Not only adults but children will be more susceptible to the destruction of LSD as it would be more available.
Legal Issues If caught LSD, you would be charged with misdemeanor but selling leads to felony. Possession of 1 to 9 grams can lead to mandatory sentence of five to 40 years in jail and fine up to $2 million.
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