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LSD Presentation

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  1. 1. LSD By: Anna McCormick
  2. 2. History of the Drug LSD was created by the scientist, Albert Hofmann. He created LSD while looking for a blood stimulant. The LSD effects were unknown until Hofmann accidentally consumed some. LSD became more popular when a psychologist named Timothy Leary tried to get American students to “tune on, tune in, and drop out”. This increased drug abuse in America and Europe. Use of LSD declined in the 1980’s, but then rapidly increased again in the 1990’s.
  3. 3. How Can the Drug Be Administered? Paper: This should be put under your tongue for approximately 15 minutes or until it is completely dissolved. This could also be swallowed. Liquid: This should be put on your hand and licked off, or it can just be put directly in your mouth.
  4. 4. Street Names ● Acid ● Blotter ● Boomers ● Dots ● Hippie ● Battery Acid ● Doses
  5. 5. Legal Classification LSD is considered to be a hallucinogen. Hallucinogens alter someone’s perception, thoughts, or feelings. LSD is one of the most powerful mood-changing hallucinogens.
  6. 6. Chemicals Commonly Found in LSD LSD is created from lysergic acid which can be created from ergot fungus which grows on rye and some other grains.
  7. 7. Harmful Effects of LSD Physical: ● Dilated pupils ● Higher or lower temperature ● Sweating or chills ● Loss of appetite ● Sleeplessness ● Dry mouth ● Tremors Mental/Emotional: ● Delusions ● Visual Hallucinations ● An artificial sense of euphoria ● Distortion of one’s time and identity ● Impaired depth perception ● Impaired time perception ● Fear of losing control ● Panic attacks ● Flashbacks ● Severe depression
  8. 8. Harmful Effects of LSD Social: ● Difficult to determine what is real and what is not real. ● Socializing with friends becomes difficult Legal Effects: ● First offense: No more than one year in prison and/or no less than a $1000 fine. ● Second offense: No more than two years in prison and/or no less than a $2500 fine. ● As the number of offenses goes up, so does the term sentence and fine.
  9. 9. Short-Term/Long-Term Effects on the Body Nervous System: ● Feeling of strangeness ● Vivid colors ● Hallucinations ● Confusion and panic ● Chills ● Flashbacks Cardiovascular System: ● Increase in heart rate ● Increase in blood pressure ● Could result in heart failure ● Death
  10. 10. Short-Term/Long-Term Effects on the Body Digestive System: ● Loss of Appetite ● Dry mouth ● Salivation ● Palpitations ● Perspirations Respiratory System: ● Shortness of breath ● Respiratory attack
  11. 11. Possible Medical Uses of LSD LSD can be used in treating depression, anxiety, smoking cessation, as well as other psychological conditions.
  12. 12. Mixing LSD and Alcohol??? If LSD is mixed with alcohol, it is possible that there might not be a negative reaction. However, since LSD is so unpredictable, it is hard to truly know if that is true or not.
  13. 13. LSD Effects on the Family and Body LSD has many effects on the body. It can hurt many systems inside of you. Continued use of LSD could potentially lead to many terrible diseases or even death. LSD could also break a family apart because the addiction to LSD takes precedence in their life over their family.