DRUGS! - ILOVEDRUGS

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What are they?
• Hallucinogens are intense moodchanging drugs which often come with
erratic psychological effects
• Lysergic-acid diethylamide
• One of the most common illegal
hallucinogens
• It is manufactured from lysergic
acid, a fungus that grows on grain.
What is LSD?
• Classified under
– Hallucinogens
– Hypnotics
– Sedatives
• Sold in tablets, capsules, liquid
form, and sometimes absorbed into
paper or common food products
• Odorless
History
• Albert Hofmann was working for a
pharmaceutical company in 1938 when he
first created LSD
• Researched ergot fungus that infected many
people in the Middle Ages
• Lysergic acid came from the ergot fungus
and Hofmann studied the acid and created
new types of medicines
• After a lot of research, Hofmann created
lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD
• He thought the new drug would make
breathing easier, scientific tests show no
positive results
History (continued)
• Five years later, Hofmann decided to
research LSD again, and accidently got
some on his finger
• He felt dizzy, saw colors and felt like he
was in a dream
• After, he does himself again with a higher
dosage of LSD and became delirious
• However, the doctor could not find
anything wrong with Hofmann except his
dilated eyes
• It was concluded that LSD was one of first
drugs created to create a massive effect
in small doses
Long Term Effects
Short Term Effects
Entrance to Body
Medical Uses
• It has been banned, and many feel
that it has no medical purpose
• However, some have found LSD to help
cure migraines and cluster headaches
due to the disoriented state LSD
results in
• Some also claim that it helps
alcoholics
• Therapists sometimes take it to
understand the experiences of
schizophrenics.
Common among…
• Individuals of all ages
• 20.2 million U.S. residents age
12 and older have used LSD
before
• 8 % of high school seniors have
used the drug
Addictive?
• LSD does not cause physical
dependence like most drugs
– May cause psychological dependence
• Addiction potential: 16.7 %
Mortality Rate
Physiological Effects
Resources
Is it illegal?
• LSD was made illegal to possess
in 1968 and has been available
on the “black market” since
then.
• Illegal to manufacture, buy,
possess, process, and
distribute
• Illegal under the Controlled
Substance Act
Fun Facts
• LSD users can experience flashbacks,
which are when the original drug's
effects suddenly reoccur up to a
year after the initial use.
• Some LSD users experience severe,
terrifying thoughts and feelings of
desolation, fear of losing control,
or fear of insanity and death while
using LSD.
Slang Names
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Acid
microdots
purple haze
blotters
Fry
Yellow Sunshine
Battery Acid
Back Breaker
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blaze
tab
dose
gel
pyramids
trips
Superman
Loony Toons
Video
works
• http://www.drugrehab.co.uk/street-drugnames.htm
• http://www.justice.gov/dea/photos/lsd/powder_an
d_lsd-orange.jpg
• http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/ex
plorer/4094/Overview#tab-Photos/5
• http://www.justice.gov/dea/photos/lsd/lsd_capsul
es1.jpg
• http://www.justice.gov/ndic/pubs4/4260/index.ht
m#Who uses