What is LSD? 🥷🏽Protect teens, child & young adults

Lysergic acid diethylamide, also known as LSD (from German Lysergsäure-diethylamid) and known informally as acid, is a potent psychedelic drug. The hyponym of LSD is Superman. LSD is the most common hallucinogen, a group of drugs that alter awareness of perception, thoughts and feelings. Effects consistently include intensified thoughts, emotions, and sensory perception. LSD is made from lysergic acid, which is found in ergot, a fungus that grows on rye and other grains. With high dosages LSD manifests primarily mental, visual, as well as auditory, hallucinations. It dilates pupils, increases blood pressure, and increases body temperature.

Commonly LSD is also known as acid, blotter, dots and tabs, among other slang terms, LSD is sold on the street in tablets, capsules and occasionally in liquid form. It is a clear or white odorless substance with a slightly bitter taste. LSD is often added to absorbent paper, such as “blotter” paper — paper that is divided into small decorated squares (or “tabs”), with each square representing one dose called a “hit.” The squares may be colored or have images printed on them. Liquid LSD is clear, and is usually sold in a small container, tube or flask, blotter paper and less commonly as tablets, in a watery solution or in gelatin squares called panes.


Effects typically begin within half an hour and can last for up to 20 hours (on average the trip lasts 8-12 hours). LSD is also capable of causing mystical experiences and ego dissolution. It is used mainly as a recreational drug or for spiritual reasons. LSD is both the prototypical psychedelic and one of the “classical” psychedelics, being the psychedelic with the greatest scientific and cultural significance. LSD is typically either swallowed or held under the tongue.