The Unpredictable Threats of LSD
LSD, or more commonly referred to as acid, is a very dangerous and mysterious drug. It is one of the major drugs making up the hallucinogen class and it was discovered in 1938 as one of the most potent mood-changing chemicals known. Historically it has been produced and sold as tablets, capsules, and, occasionally in liquid form, but acid has also been laced as a ‘candy cube’. Back in the 1960’s there was a tragic story involving a five year old girl who ate an acid laced candy cube and ended up in the hospital for a few days getting her stomach pumped. Another incident involved the CIA lacing the bread of a French village as an experiment to detect the effects of LSD. One man tried to drown himself, screaming that his belly was being eaten by snakes. An 11-year-old tried to strangle his grandmother. Another man shouted: “I am a plane”, before jumping out of a second-floor window, breaking his legs. There was an acid craze in the 1960’s and 1970’s that produced a significant amount of strange and tragic stories like these, and though it is not as potent as it used to be, acid is still available today in cities like Boston, Massachusetts (MA) and it is still dangerous.
Though LSD is not categorized as an addictive drug, the way that the drug affects a user’s brain in the short term and long term are very unpredictable and suspicious. Acid trips have been recorded as lasting for days at a time and flashbacks of acid trips can occur years after the drug was taken. As the previous stories suggest, the possible outcomes of an LSD trip are completely unknown and downright scary. A person can simply turn into a maniac during a trip and become a totally uncharacteristic shadow of their true self. Any friends, family, or members of the Boston, Massachusetts (MA) community that are known to take acid or appear to be under the influence of acid should seek help immediately given the unpredictable nature of the drug. Seabrook House can provide programs for acid users because they are an internationally recognized private and exclusive inpatient drug rehab and alcoholism detoxification treatment center located in rural Bridgeton, New Jersey (NJ)—roughly a 6 hour drive or about an hour flight from Boston, Massachusetts (MA). The erratic symptoms of acid should be a major concern for anyone who uses acid and Seabrook House can help prevent users from dangerous activity and potential future use.