Lysergic acid diethylamide is a highly potent hallucinogen which alters perception and thought.

Signs of Intoxication:

  • Slight increase in body temperature and heart rate
  • Dilation of pupils
  • Vivid sensory distortions including colored lights and distorted images

Withdrawal Symptoms:

  • No withdrawal symptoms after discontinuation

Effects: Mind & Behaviour: Alters mood and cognitive processes, distorts perceptions; belief in exaggerated mental or God – like powers may occur. Inability to distinguish time or space. In a “BAD TRIP” user may experience terrifying hallucinations, loss of emotional control, panic and anxiety. Suicide or self-injury may be attempted. Long term psychological problems may occur including severe depression.
Heart & Blood: Slight increase in heart rate and blood pressure. At high doses, narrow blood vessels, affecting circulation to brain and other regions.
Fetus: May lead to spontaneous abortion and fetal abnormalities. Disturbed oxygenation of the fetus can cause learning disabilities and behavioural problems in children.
Other Risks: “Flashbacks” may occur several weeks, months or even years after the last dose.