A hallucinogen manufactured from lysergic acid, which is found in ergot, a fungus that grows on rye and other grains.
LSD is an abbreviation of the scientific name lysergic acid diethylamide. For more information, see the
and Dissociative Drugs Research
Acid, Blotter, Blue
No commercial uses
Tablet; capsule; clear liquid;
small, decorated squares of
absorbent paper that liquid
has been added to
Possible Health Effects
Rapid emotional swings; distortion of a person’s ability to recognize reality, think rationally,
or communicate with others; raised blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature; dizziness;
loss of appetite; tremors; enlarged pupils.
Frightening flashbacks (called Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder [HPPD]); ongoing
visual disturbances, disorganized thinking, paranoia, and mood swings.
In Combination with
There are no FDA-approved medications to treat addiction to LSD or other hallucinogens.
More research is needed to find out if behavioral therapies can be used to treat addiction to
National Institute on Drug Abuse
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