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LSD/Acid

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What is LSD?

LSD is the most common hallucinogen. LSD was discovered in 1938 by Dr. Albert Hofmann, and is one of the most potent mood-changing chemicals. It is manufactured from lysergic acid, which is found in ergot, a fungus that grows on rye and other grains. LSD is classified under Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, which includes drugs with no medical use and/or high potential for abuse.

Is LSD/Acid addictive?

LSD is not considered to be an addicting drug because it does not produce compulsive drug-seeking behavior like cocaine, amphetamines, heroin, alcohol, or nicotine do.

What is Acid? What does it look like?

LSD, commonly referred to as "acid". LSD is impregnated on paper squares, pills, gelatine sheets, sugar cubes or capsules that are all swallowed. Usually LSD is sold as "blotter acid," where the drug is imprinted on small, colorful sheets of paper. Often these sheets have cartoon characters on them, to attract teens.

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