Acid

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Discovered in 1938 LSD is a very potent drug that takes you on a journey were all your senses are altered and therefore the entire perception of your surroundings and the way you think will be affected, this journey is known as a trip.

It is very hard to predict the effect that acid will have on you. The state of mind that you are in when you take LSD along with the reaction your brain will have to the drug, can impact on whether you have a 'good' or a 'bad' trip. There is no way of determining which direction it will go.

It is recommended that you surround yourself with people whom you can trust when tripping. People have been known to harm themselves and others whilst under the influence of acid.

LSD is a hallucinogen and affects all our senses. This means we can hear, feel and see things that don't exist and reality gets distorted. On Acid the perception of the world as we know it changes; on a good trip we could all of the sudden start having a delightfully deep conversation with the patterns on the wall paper, or smile and laugh at all the dancing colours around us.

If we experience a bad trip, it is more than possible to experience paranoia, anxiety, delusions, panic and even hallucinations so intense that we could display risky behaviour or react adversely, which could put us in danger.

There are legal consequences for using, possessing, making, cultivating and selling hallucinogens such as LSD. It is illegal to drive under the influence of any hallucinogenic substance and the penalties can include fines, imprisonment and a disqualification from driving.

 

Long Term Side effects

Flashbacks; people are known to re-live their experiences brought on by the drug days, weeks, months or even years later.

Acid can often cause changes in personality and lead to mental health issues such as schizophrenia and psychosis.

 

Mixing it

Because the experience of acid can often be unpredictable it is not recommended to mix other recreational drugs with it.

Antidepressants can increase the effects of acid and the hallucinations can become more vivid.

Stimulant drugs such as cocaine or amphetamines will increase the stimulant effects of acid and can put the body under a lot of stress by increasing the heart rate considerably.

Depressant drugs such as alcohol will increase the chances of vomiting and reduce coordination while using acid.

HIV medication doesn't have a negative interaction when mixed with acid.

 

In Emergency

  • Stay away from crowds.
  • Avoid loud noises.
  • Reassure yourself or the person affected that what you are experiencing is because of the acid.
  • If it gets out of control dial 000 and remember paramedics are not obliged to involve the police.

If you need help on dealing with drug and alcohol addiction, please contact DrugInfo at 1 300 85 85 84 or visit www.druginfo.adf.org.au

 

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