LSD
AKA: ACID, BLOTTER, SUBS, YELLOW SUNSHINE, BLUE HEAVEN
LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is a potent mood-changing chemical that dramatically alters a user’s thoughts and perception of reality. LSD can disrupt the normal functioning of the brain, possibly for the short term or for life.
THE RISKS
LSD disrupts the communication between the nerve cells and the neurotransmitter serotonin throughout the brain and spinal cord. By disturbing the normal functioning of the brain, LSD distorts sensory perception, moods and feelings, muscle control and body temperature. In high enough doses, hallucinations and delusions can occur. The effects can begin within 20 to 90 minutes and may last as long as 6 to 12 hours.
SOURCES
National Institute on Drug Abuse. Drug Facts: Hallucinogens.
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LONG-TERM EFFECTS
Ketamine users may experience ulcers in the bladder, kidney problems, and poor memory. Repeated use may result in effects that can continue for a year or more after use. Those effects can include speech problems, memory loss, depression and suicidal thoughts, persistent psychosis, and flashbacks. The flashbacks may happen without warning and can affect daily functioning, a condition known as Hallucinogen Persisting Perceptual Disorder (HPPD).