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LSD

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Transcript of LSD

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide
"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,

which
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
Dilated Pupils
Dizziness
Sleeplessness
Loss of appetite
Dry mouth
Sweating
Numbness
Weakness
Tremors
Hallucinations
Altered memory
Intensified emotions
Mixed Senses












Addiction Possibilities
*
LSD is
not
considered an
addictive
drug
It does not produce the symptoms of a physical addiction
Dependence is completely psychological
Has been known to cause schizophrenia

*
However, users may become
tolerant
to LSD
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
Long Term:

"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)

Severe Depression











Cited Sources
"DrugFacts: Hallucinogens - LSD, Peyote, Psilocybin, and PCP." National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2014.

"Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs." How Do Hallucinogens (LSD and Psilocybin) Affect the Brain and Body? N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2014.

"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.
Street Names:

Acid
Battery acid
Blotter
Boomers
California Sunshine
Cid


Doses
Dots
Golden Dragon
Heavenly Blue
Hippie
Lucy in the sky with
diamonds

Loony toons
Microdot
Pane
Purple Heart
Superman
Tab

Window pane
Yellow sunshine
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