Is LSD safe?

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  1. Anarcho Union No Gods No Masters Registered Senior Member

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    i have been considering trying LSD. Ive been doing a lot of research and the common answer to this question is yes. From what i have read, no evidence points to it causing brain damage. It also does not store in the spine and release again over time. Flashbacks are ussaly caused by the brain attempting to cope with a bad trip. From what i have read, the most dangeours risk of LSD is something resembling post tramitic stress, caused by an extreamly tramitic trip. Its very very difficult to overdose on LSD. Any thoughts or facts on LSD and its risks. How safe is it? Please site sources if possible
     
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  3. phlogistician Banned Banned

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    First if I were you, I would instead spend some time learning to correctly capitalise, punctuate, and spell your prose.

    Then once you've experimented with LSD and fried your brain, we'll be able to tell.

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  5. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Let me ask you how much risk are you willing to take experimenting with drugs that you don't know where they were made, who tampered with them or how many micro grams of what type of LSD they have in them? Now iof you want to take that risk and trust your local drug dealer in what he sells you then if you get a "good batch" of LSD and the pill or blotter type you buy is a good quality you should have a safe trip lasting anywhere from 6 to 8 hours depending on what type and strength you use. How your trip goes depends upon your own mind, some peoples can give a great smooth trip while there are others that can get a bad trip going there's no way to really know until you go. Just have a few barbiturates standing by in case its a bad trip to help bring you down . As to flash backs, yes they do happen but they are easily controlled and therefor not much to worry about. So its up to you , do you want to risk your brain cells on something that lasts 6 to 8 hours and is interesting if all goes well or is it really worth the price that you could pay?
     
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  7. skaught The field its covered in blood Valued Senior Member

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    I lived around drugs from the time I was about 10, until I was about 25. I did many drugs myself, and spent time with many people who did a lot of drugs. I have also worked in various drug and alcohol treatment centers for five years. There are many drugs that I would highly recommend NOT doing. LSD is one of them. I had 3 friends who did it who are now permanently fucked up as a result. While LSD may not do any brain damage, I believe it does some sort of psyche damage. There is a risk that you may not ever leave the trip. One of my friends had this exact thing happen. 15 years ago she took just one hit, and she is now schizophrenic and needs to live in a home and take a grip of medications, and can't even watch t.v. shows, movies, or carry on conversations because her short term memory is completely shot.
    Working in treatment centers, I could always tell who the acid heads were. They would kind of have this blank stare seemed completely incapable of developing mentally beyond about a 15 year old. Sometimes they seemed like an adult, but then when I would sit down and really talk to them, I'd feel like i was talking to someone who mentally really hasn't made it out of the teen years.
    I never did LSD, and never wanted to after seeing what it did to my friends. Sure theres a good chance you will take it and come out fine, but the risk of utter madness and psyche destruction makes it not worth it to me.
    There are other drugs that are much safer and have effects very similar to LSD. And they are natural. Mushrooms, Mescaline, Morning glory seeds, ayahuasca, DMT, bufotenin, amanitas, ergot... the list goes on and on. Research any of these substances and you will see.
     
  8. domesticated om Interplanetary homesteader Valued Senior Member

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    It's definitely not safe. I know two people who are permanently mentally disabled from using LSD.
     
  9. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    It's only as safe as your environment. "Set and Setting" it's called, and it's very important. Do it with either people you know well and will also be doing it, or alone away from any possible interference for at least 12 hours. You also need to set aside some time afterward to gather yourself together again. I don't know anyone who suffered anything bad long term from it. Even a bad experience can be transforming. Don't do it if you have any history of mental illness or depression, as it can exacerbate it. It's fairly non-toxic physically. Don't worry about "impurities", that's just a myth. Most of all, it's fun!
     
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  12. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    And if you feel the urge to fly, try taking off from the ground, don't jump off anything.
     
  13. Anarcho Union No Gods No Masters Registered Senior Member

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    thanks everyone. I will research shrooms and other more natural drugs. I just want a crazy trip at least once in my life. Weed is amazing, but i want to hallucinate. Whats the safest natural hallucinagin?
     
  14. mugwump Registered Member

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    I second that...
     
  15. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Mushrooms or pyote...

    Well known for its psychoactive alkaloids, particularly mescaline, it is used world wide as an entheogen and supplement to various transcendence practices including meditation, psychonautics, and psychedelic psychotherapy. Peyote has a long history of ritualistic and medicinal use by indigenous Americans. It flowers from March through May, and sometimes as late as September. The flowers are pink, with thigmotactic anthers (like Opuntia).

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  16. Lori_7 Go to church? I am the church! Registered Senior Member

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    this question is kind of funny. people don't do any drugs, especially LSD, because they're looking to be "safe". that's kind of the whole point you know?
     
  17. quadraphonics Bloodthirsty Barbarian Valued Senior Member

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    None of those drugs are any "safer" than LSD. Most are, if anything, more dangerous (ayahuasca and DMT are extremely psychoactive, frequently to the point of trauma). The active ingredient in morning glory seeds and ergot is one of the precursor chemicals to LSD and is, while less psychoactive, very toxic. Those two drugs will result in seizure, convulsions and death if too much is taken - they've been used to induce abortion since the middle ages. Most amanitas are strongly poisonous. Bufotenin is more toxic than it is psychedlic - by the time you ingest enough to cause hallucinations, you're flirting with respiratory system failure (and so, imminent death).

    Mushrooms are generally considered the "beginner" psychedlic, although I'd say this is mostly due to their natural origin and the history of media scare stories about LSD. I don't see where they're any safer as such. The main danger in taking LSD is that it can exacerbate existing/latent psychological problems, sometimes severely (just like any other intense, possibly-traumatic experience). There's also the danger that the chemist who made it screwed up and ended up with some other chemical - it's hard to know. What you don't generally have to worry about is people intentionally adding adulterants to LSD - LSD is so potent and cheap to produce that cutting it with anything else would increase the cost. If a dealer wants to rip you off on LSD, he'll typically just sell you blank paper.
     
  18. quadraphonics Bloodthirsty Barbarian Valued Senior Member

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    Those are more "natural" than LSD, but not any safer. All three produce similar psychological effects, and the two you list are more toxic than LSD (peyote ingestion is typically followed by a round of vomitting). Also peyote lasts a lot longer than LSD, and so is more dangerous psychologically.
     
  19. synthesizer-patel Sweep the leg Johnny! Valued Senior Member

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    or from a different point of view

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX1CvW38cHA
     
  20. Anarcho Union No Gods No Masters Registered Senior Member

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    for the people talking about the trama involved in these drugs, i am aware of this risk and willing to look over it. Not to mention these affects are rare and in most cases reversable.
     
  21. Emil Valued Senior Member

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    No. :spank:
     
  22. woowoo Registered Senior Member

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    life is dangerous and in most cases terminal.
    OM
     
  23. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Then why bother asking us? If you already want to risk taking stuff just do it and don't bother asking stupid questions about drugs.
     

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