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LSD

A chemical usually sold in tiny amounts on blotter paper, as a liquid, or a pellet/micro-dot.

Also called:

  • Acid
  • Blotter
  • Cheer
  • Dots
  • Drop
  • Flash
  • Hawk
  • L
  • Lightning Flash
  • Liquid Acid
  • Lucy
  • Micro Dot
  • Paper Mushrooms
  • Rainbows
  • Smilies
  • Stars
  • Tab
  • Tripper
  • Trips
  • Window

Quick info

How the drug works varies from person to person

How you might feel
Energised, excited, giggly and/or confused, anxious, overwhelmed.
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Effects on your body
Colours, sounds, objects and even time can all seem very strange and disturbing.
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How long it takes to work
20 mins - 2 hours on average.
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How long the effects last
6 - 12 hours on average.
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Common risks
Avoid taking if depressed or in a bad mood. People have been known to harm themselves during a bad trip so don’t use if you’re not in a safe place or with people you trust. It’s easy to take too much so start small, if at all.
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Help and advice

What to do in an emergency

If you or someone else needs urgent help after taking drugs or drinking, call 999 for an ambulance. Tell the crew everything you know. It could save their life.

What else to do in an emergency