Lsd Essay

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This is a good paper for a health class, but I wouldn't recommend it for a science class. Also you will need to bullshit some references. I suggest that you look up LSD research as a keyword.LSDThe use of drugs among Americans is rapidly rising. They can be bought and sold almost anywhere, from the streets to hallways of schools. A drug on the rapid rise from the 70's is LSD. Some people attribute this to the fact it is extremely inexpensive, $2-4 a hit, the wrong belief by users that it is a safer drug than marijuana because it isn't physically addicting. However, LSD is a hallucinogenic drug that is very dangerous, despite popular belief.LSD stands for Lysergic Acid Diethylamide. Lysergic ...view middle of the document...

The first takes place within 45 minutes of ingestion. The user begins to feel enhanced senses. Colors are brighter, sounds are more distinct, and a user may feel dizzy. The second level is the plateau. Between hours one and three, the user will 'see' sounds and 'hear' objects. This experience of a mingling of the senses is called synethesva. Patterns within material such as sweaters and blankets appear. A user may see figures within smoke from incense, or spend extended periods of time examining lines on the palm of their hand. Clock time becomes distorted and slows almost to a stand still, whole minutes seem to pass like hours. Slight hallucinations may appear. The third stage from hours 4-7 is the climax. Colors are greatly magnified, while once familiar shapes distorted beyond recognition. The hallucinations become intense, and total unreal objects may appear. A user may go through a profound 'mystical' experience where they find insight or enlightenment about themselves or the world around them. The fourth stage is the downfall where the drug wears off and the user re-enters the normal world. LSD was very popular in the late 60's for its properties of 'realization', transcendence, or the all-knowing effect that LSD often gives. But the use of LSD quickly faded because of it's dangerous and harmful side effects.LSD causes depth distortion and impairs rational judgment, which often leads to...

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