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LSD is manufactured from a fungus that grows on rye and other grains and is one of the most potent chemicals and poisonous substances on Earth. It is produced in crystal form in illegal labs. These crystals are converted to a liquid for distribution. LSD is sold on the street in small tablets "microdots", capsules or gelatin squares "window panes". It is also added to small squares of paper. Its effects are unpredictable.

Street names:

Acid, Battery acid, Blotter, Boomers, Cid, Daffy duck, Doses, Dots, Golden Dragon, Hippie, Loony Toons, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Microdot, Pane, Window pane, Purple Heart, Superman, Tab, Yellow sunshine, Zen, and Tab.

Physical effects:

  • Raised body temperature
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure
  • Sweating or chills
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sleeplessness
  • Dry mouth
  • Tremors

Mental effects:

  • Severe, terrifying thoughts and feelings, fear of losing control, fear of insanity and death
  • Visual hallucinations
  • Distortion of one's sense of time and identity
  • Distorted time perception, distorted perception of size, shape, movements, color, sounds, touch and one's own body image
  • Recurrence of the LSD trip, often without warning long after the drug was taken (days, weeks, months and even years)
  • Severe depression or psychosis