Lsd Essay, Research Paper
L.S.D is known to the scientific world as D-lysergic-acid-diethylmide. Some common names for LSD, are as follows: Acid, ‘Cid, bart Simpsons, Barrels, Tabs, Blotters, Heavenly blue, “L”, Liquid, Micro-Dots, Mind Detergant, Orange Cubes, Orange Micro, Owsley, Hits, Paper Acid, Sacrement, Sandoz, Sugar, Sunshine, Ticket, Twenty-Five, Wedding Bells, Windowpanes, etc. There are a number of methods to produce LSD variants at home, as well as pure LSD. The normal stoner that would be make LSD variants won’t have the Knowledge to make LSD but with the help of alcohol, a type of ether (which can be procured from school labs), and morning glory seeds they can produce a slightly different drug. While it is still mainly LSD, you also have the variables of alcoholic consumption. And these variants work on contact. Unlike LSD which takes a few minutes to run through your blood, the liquid variants seep right through the tissue membranes and directly into the blood. Why is LSD used? Many cultures use it as a release of the mind for meditive reasons only, such as some Indian Nations, and also some Oriental Religious sects. Also the CIA has had in the past a keen interest in LSD, for specifically two reasons. To wear down enemy spies so that they will give information, and also to calm their own agents so they will not show agitation, or anxiety while “on the job”. The rest of the people use it for fun, or either scientific testing. LSD effects more then one of the human body systems. Somatic effects are, hyperthermia, hyperglycemia, vomiting, and hypotension. Psycological effects are, hallucinations, depersonalization, reliving of repressed memories, mood swings, euphoria, megalomania, and a schizophrenic-like state. Cognitive effects are, disturbed thought process, difficulty expressing thoughts, impairment of reasoning, and impairment of memory. Perceptual effects are, increased stimulus from environment, changes in shapes/colors, synasthesia, and disturbed perception of time. LSD was discovered in 1938 by Albert Hoffman, and the discovery was an accident. “I suddenly became
strangely inebriated. The external world became changed as in a dream. Objects appeared to gain in relief; they assumed unusual dimensions; and colors became more
glowing. Even self-perception and the sense of time were changed. When the eyes
were closed, colored pictures flashed past in a quickly changing kaleidoscope. After a few hours, the not unpleasant inebriation, which had been experienced whilst I was fully conscious, disappeared. what had caused this condition?”. This qoute was taken from Dr. Hoffman Lab notes. While LSD has it’s abuses, it has also been successfully used as a psycotherapy aid. Some doctors used it to releave pain of past memories, and almost as a hypnosis, since while under the influence of LSD peoples thoughts are very succeptable from the outside world. According to Scientists there is almost no chance of getting addicted to LSD. But your mind does retain the experience of LSD, which may come back to haunt the user for years. It may happen after a week, a month, a year, or ten years. But many users have reported having had “flashbacks”. In conclusion LSD has been used by the average stoner, Scientists, and also by the Government. LSD is the most powerful hallucinagin, and will continue to be used for many years to come.