Frequently Asked Questions About LSD
This is the Complete LSD FAQ. This publication represents the consensus of thousands of LSD experts worldwide.
Generic name for the hallucinogen lysergic acid diethylamide-25. Discovered by Dr. Albert Hofmann in 1938, LSD is one of the most potent mind-altering chemicals known.
A white, odorless powder usually taken orally, its effects are highly variable and begin within one hour and generally last 8-12 hours, gradually tapering off.
It has been used experimentally in the treatment of alcoholics and psychiatric patients. [Where it showed some success.]
It significantly alters perception, mood, and psychological processes, and can impair motor coordination and skills.
During the 1950s and early 1960s, LSD experimentation was legally conducted by psychiatrists and others in the health and mental health professions.
Sometimes dramatic, unpleasant psychological reactions occur, including panic, great confusion, and anxiety.
Strongly affected by SET and SETTING.
Slang names: acid, sugar.
Frequently Asked Questions About LSD completely covers:
- Introduction to LSD
- Delysid (medical fact sheet for pharmaceutical LSD, pharmacology)
- Cautions, Real And Imagined
- Addiction Potential
- Bad Trips
- Background: Anthropology
- Mechanism of Action
- Related Compounds
- Drug Testing
- Legal Scheduling
- Pragmatics: Set and Setting
- References & Further Reading
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