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HALLU

OGEN CIN

EFFECTS

THE FACTS

• LSD is lysergic acid diethylamide... or acid www.thedrugsbook.com

>>LSD causes hallucinations... users see things that aren't there >>The effect is called a trip... it can last 8 to 12 hours... and can take 1 hour to start >>A bad trip might be terrifying

>>It comes on little pieces of paper... or in small tablets with pictures on them

• An acid trip can trigger mental illness

• Movement or time might slow down or speed up

>>Colours and shapes might change so things get mixed up

>>LSD affects the mind so the intensity can be impossible to control

>>A user never knows how a trip will turn out... feeling low or unsafe makes a bad trip more likely

RISKS

>>Accidents can be worse because users might not know what's happening

>>Trips feed off a person's imagination... one person might spend six hours in a very happy place while someone else might spend six hours in terror and paranoia... even if taking the same LSD >>Flashbacks might happen even years later... suddenly as if under the influence of the drug again >>Users cannot tell how strong the trip is going to be... the picture means nothing... LSD is a very unpredictable drug

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SIGNS

• under the influence

acid trips can last for several hours... excited... euphoric... very self-absorbed... users will hallucinate ... if it is an unpleasant trip watch for panic or fear... unpredictable behaviour

• behaviour changes

mental health issues... paranoia... flashback hallucinations... feeling enlightened

• paraphernalia

none as such... LSD comes as small pieces of card... perhaps preparing comfortable surroundings, lights and music

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