Wojciech Burda, Paulina Pasieczna, Szymon Smyk
FIRST 30 YEARS – medical usage
◦ synthesized by Albert Hoffman on November 16,
◦ short form, LSD, comes from LSD-25, abbreviation for
◦ under the name Delysid, introduced by Sandoz
Labolatories as a drug in 1947
◦ reducing alcohol addict, pain, increasing creativity –
used mostly to enhance psychotherapy, believed to
be specially useful at „unblocking” repressed
◦ in October 24, 1968 LSD possesion was made illegal
in US Albert Hofmann in 2006
◦ formula: C20H25N3O
◦ sensitive to oxygen, ultraviolet light and chlorine
◦ built similar to serotonin
◦ synthesisable from ergotamine
◦ colorless, tasteless, odorless solid
◦ Mood change
◦ Radiant colors experience
◦ ”Rippling” objects
◦ Altered sense of time
◦ Crawling geometric patterns
◦ Losing the sense of identity
◦ Altered sensory experience of senses, emotions, memories, time, awareness for 6 to 14
◦ According to science reserch, LSD is non-addictive.
◦ For most cases LSD is not dangerous at all, but multiple usage can induce brain
◦ It’s one of a strongest drugs available – amount of approx. 100 to 500 micrograms (an
amount roughly equal to one-tenth the mass of a grain of sand) is enough for aattain
an effect. There are no similar-working drugs with so small active dose, wich makes LSD
◦ It’s not possible to overdose LSD.
◦ Flashbacks can sometimes return even after more that 6 months and there is no way to
predict or prevent it.
◦ Many famous people have confecced the usage of LSD, e.g. Bill Gaates, Salvador Dalí,
Steve Jobs, The Beatles, The Fool design colletive, Michael Rios and Aldous Huxley.