Home > Terms > English (EN) > LSD addiction

LSD addiction

LSD is short for Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, a hallucinogenic drug derived from a fungus. It causes powerful distortions in a user's perception of reality and produces vivid hallucinations which can be highly enjoyable or utterly terrifying (generally referred to as "good trips" and "bad trips"). Hallucinations ("trips") start anywhere from twenty minutes to an hour after LSD is taken and can last up to 24 hours. There is no way to stop them and even one dose of LSD can sometimes cause flashbacks to the trip at random intervals, sometimes years after the initial dose. Psychological addiction is the main problem as LSD is not actually physically addictive at all. LSD is most often taken by swallowing small squares of paper, liquid or pellets. Common slang terms include acid, cheer, dots, drop, L, lightening flash, tab and trips. Most side effects both short and long term are psychological and can include panic attacks, mania, depression, nervous breakdowns and triggering of other mental health problems like schizophrenia.

Collect to Blossary

Member comments

You have to log in to post to discussions.

Terms in the News

Billy Morgan

Sports; Snowboarding

The British snowboarder Billy Morgan has landed the sport’s first ever 1800 quadruple cork. The rider, who represented Great Britain in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, was in Livigno, Italy, when he achieved the man-oeuvre. It involves flipping four times, while body also spins with five complete rotations on a sideways or downward-facing axis. The trick ...

Marzieh Afkham

Broadcasting & receiving; News

Marzieh Afkham, who is the country’s first foreign ministry spokeswoman, will head a mission in east Asia, the state news agency reported. It is not clear to which country she will be posted as her appointment has yet to be announced officially. Afkham will only be the second female ambassador Iran has had. Under the last shah’s rule, Mehrangiz Dolatshahi, a ...

Weekly Packet

Language; Online services; Slang; Internet

Weekly Packet or "Paquete Semanal" as it is known in Cuba is a term used by Cubans to describe the information that is gathered from the internet outside of Cuba and saved onto hard drives to be transported into Cuba itself. Weekly Packets are then sold to Cuban's without internet access, allowing them to obtain information just days - and sometimes hours - after it ...

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Banking; Investment banking

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is an international financial institution established to address the need in Asia for infrastructure development. According to the Asian Development Bank, Asia needs $800 billion each year for roads, ports, power plants or other infrastructure projects before 2020. Originally proposed by China in 2013, a signing ...


Online services; Internet

Spartan is the codename given to the new Microsoft Windows 10 browser that will replace Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer. The new browser will be built from the ground up and disregard any code from the IE platform. It has a new rendering engine that is built to be compatible with how the web is written today. The name Spartan is named after the ...

Featured Terms

Microsoft Windows
  • 0


  • 1


  • 0


Industry/Domain: Software Category: Operating systems

Windows 10 Universal apps

The one other major feature of Windows 10 is that Windows 10 on phones will now run Windows 10 apps. Core applications, including e-mail (now under ...