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Transcript of LSD
"LSD: Lethally scary distortions; hallucinate your worst nightmare...."
"LSD melts your mind; not in your hand."
What is the purpose of this drug?
Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) also known as "acid"
belongs to a class of
drugs known as hallucinogens,
distorts perceptions of reality
LSD is the more potent mood- and perception.
In the United States, the drug has no accepted medical use and is manufactured. It is illegal. It is considered a "street drug", It may be sold in tablets, capsules, and sometimes in a liquid form.
LSD is known as an Hallucinogen drug.
An Hallucinogen is a drug that causes hallucinations (profound distortions in a person's perceptions of reality).
"Video on the Dangers and effects of LSD"
Effects of LSD
Short Term: (6-8 hours)
Increased blood pressure
Increased heart rate
Increased body temperature
Loss of appetite
It does not produce the symptoms of a physical addiction
Dependence is completely psychological
Has been known to cause schizophrenia
However, users may become
Users must take higher doses
to achieve the same level of high as before
Higher doses carry a higher risk of bad side effects and are dangerous due to the unpredictability of the drug
Lysergic Acid Diethylamide
"Flashbacks.” that usually involve visual hallucinations from past acid trips, but can involve other senses like taste, smell, and touch
Hallucinogen-Induced Persisting Perceptual Disorder (HPPD) -
Flashbacks occur over and over again
Long-lasting psychoses (a complete loss of contact with reality)
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"Is LSD Bad for You? Get the Facts About LSD, Acid & Hallucinogens - Drug-Free World." Is LSD Bad for You? Get the Facts About LSD, Acid & Hallucinogens - Drug-Free World. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2014.
"LSD - Above the Influence." Above the Influence. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2014.
"LSD Dependence – Signs of LSD Use Vs. Abuse, Tolerance." LSD Dependence – Effects of LSD Abuse – LSD Addiction Treatment. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2014.
LSD. Johnstown, PA: U.S. Dept. of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Center, 2003. Web.
The Nervous System
"The body's electrical wiring"
Presented to: Diane Russell
Health Education II "Path to a Healthier Lifestyle"
Presented by: Clarizza Morales & Febely Ibarra
Under the influence of Hallucinogens, people see images, hear sounds, and feel sensations that seem real but don't exist.
Hallucinogens cause their effects by disrupting the interaction of nerve cells and the neurotransmitter serotonin.
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