Lysergic acid diethylamide is the generic name for lysergic acid diethylamide.
Common or street names include: LSD is sold under over 80 different street names, including Acid, Blotter, Acid, Doses, Dots, Trips, Mellow Yellow, Window Pane, and names based on the designs on sheets of blotter paper (for example, “purple dragon”).
What exactly is LSD?
LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is a highly potent hallucinogen that was first synthesized in 1938. It is synthesized from lysergic acid, which is found in ergot, a fungus found on rye and other grains. Because it is so potent, the doses are usually in the microgram range. Its effects, commonly referred to as a “trip,” can be stimulating, pleasurable, and mind-altering, or they can result in an unpleasant, sometimes terrifying experience known as a “bad trip.”
It is illegal in the United States and is classified as a Schedule 1 drug by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), which means it has a high potential for abuse, no currently accepted medical treatment use in the United States, and a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
It is manufactured in crystalline form and then combined with other inactive ingredients or diluted as a liquid before being manufactured in ingestible forms. It has no odor, no color, and a slightly bitter taste.
It is commonly found on the streets in various forms, such as:
The most common form is blotter paper (LSD soaked onto sheets of absorbent paper with colorful designs and cut into small, individual dosage units).
thin gelatin squares (commonly referred to as window panes)
liquid on sugar cubes pure liquid form tablet form (usually small tablets known as Microdots) or capsules (may be extremely potent)
Some people inhale LSD through their noses (snort) or inject it into their veins (shoot it up). There is no way to predict how much LSD you will consume in any form.
Other hallucinogens are:
Psilocybin (Magic Mushrooms, Shrooms)
Mescaline is a type of mescaline (Peyote, Buttons, Cactus)
The drug phencyclidine (PCP, Angel Dust)
The Effects of Salvia Divinorum (Salvia) Use
LSD is a mind-altering substance. It is thought that LSD produces its typical hallucinogenic effects by interacting with serotonin receptors in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that regulates your mood and behavior, as well as your senses and thoughts.