LSD – Prominent ’60s Drug Still Having Deadly Consequences in Modern Society.

LSDThe letters LSD bring to mind the Free Love era of the 1960s, when America was being transformed through a cultural revolution driven by an anti-war mentality. But the psychedelic LSD or “acid” (known in scientific circles by its less “hip” name – Lysergic Acid Diethylamide) is still widely used across America today.

An annual review by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 9.7% of the American population over the age of 12 has tried LSD at least once in their lifetime. Even though LSD use is well down among the general population from the peak time of the ’60s and ’70s, it is a powerful hallucinogenic drug that is still having deadly consequences across the globe today.

LSD: a Popular Choice for Clubs and Raves

A significant challenge in quantifying the use of LSD is that the drug has been knocked off the map somewhat by other drugs. It is used by specific segments of the population – like partiers and clubbers – as a way to escape reality and to experience hallucinations and new sensations.

Users might start out only experimenting with the drug but then they build up a tolerance as they continue to seek out the short-term thrill of the LSD experience. While the majority of those who use LSD do so for experimentation purposes, the long-lasting effects of the drug can be devastating to the brain.

Significant Brain Damage Occurs Over Time

One of the most haunting effects of LSD is the change the drug has on users’ perception. Heavy users put themselves at risk of losing all sense of time, feelings, sights and sounds. Some experimenters are fortunate enough to stop using the drug after one experience because of the fear caused by an intense LSD “trip”. Unfortunately, for some, the changes made to the brain during the LSD experience can be permanent. Users have been known to experience flashbacks similar to those suffered by war veterans, even years after their last LSD trip.

The changes in the brain can also lead a person to changing lifestyle significantly, as he/she continues to use the drug. Heavy LSD users can develop problems with sleeping and personal hygiene, as the drug becomes a more potent element in their day-to-day lives.

LSD Rehab Options ARE Available

First, we must demystify LSD and remove the potent allure that has glamorized its use. As we now know, its effects are anything but glamorous.

It is important to note that, despite the complex nature of LSD’s effects on the human body and brain, there are rehab options available for those struggling with LSD use. The leading LSD rehab researchers have developed one-on-one and also group therapy options. These solutions are often effective in helping users to remove LSD from their lives and move forward in completing their personal objectives.

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