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LSD Addiction Facts

There are two types of addiction—physical and psychological. In the case of LSD, there is no potential for physical addiction, and unlike cocaine or heroin, or alcohol, it is not a drug that people do again right away.

However, people can get psychologically hooked on LSD, as the high people seek from LSD can be satisfying to them and they will want to repeat the experience.


The trouble with using LSD on a regular basis is the hallucinogenic effect of the drug can prevent, or at least make it highly improbably, that a person can even function or have a sense of reality.

Back when this drug was popular with young people, there were quiet places set aside for people to go if they were having a “bad trip,” places of calm, where there would be somebody to soothe and calm the person while they waited for the effects to wear off.

Another problem with LSD is that people will build up a tolerance to the drug, so what gave a person a “good trip” or a good high on one day will not necessarily be repeated the next. The original effects of the drug may go back to that first experience in a few days.

As for any psychological addiction, most people go off the drug on their own, without need for professional intervention. Users may partake regularly, but any craving or “seeking” associated with highly addictive drugs just is not the case with LSD. The tolerance built up for the drug will cause the user to take more and more drug to achieve the same effects.

The danger in taking more drug is not so much in becoming addicted, but in having a bad experience with the drug because it is unpredictable.

For example, even without taking the drug again, users can experience flashbacks. This usually happens to people who use hallucinogens regularly, or have some other mental or emotional issue that would contribute to the bad experience.

Other Facts about Drug Addiction

Here are some facts that may surprise or sadden you about drug abuse. As with most issues about addiction, there is much that is unexpected; the costs or much higher than expected and the causes are very sad.

The fact that child abuse is such a strong predictor of abuse speaks volumes about the problem. See what you think:



Drug Addiction Facts 1:

Drug abuse and addiction, according to the National Institute of Health, impacts all Americans, because we all pay the cost for it.

Addiction Facts 2:

Statistics show that drug abuse and addiction cost Americans over $484 billion annually. This figure includes healthcare costs (and abuses of that system), lost job wages, traffic accidents, crime and the associated criminal justice system costs.

Addiction Facts 3:

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 10 to 22 percent of car crashes involved drivers who have been using drugs.

Addiction Facts 4:

Drug use and addiction is linked to at least half of the major crimes in this country, as at least half of the suspects arrested for violent crimes, such as homicide and assault, were under the influence of drugs when they were arrested.

Addiction Facts 5:

Stress is a major factor in LSD use and abuse.

Addiction Final Fact 6:

Sadly, nearly two-thirds of people in LSD abuse treatment report that they were physically or sexually abused as children. Child abuse is a major contributing factor to LSD addiction.

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Drug Addiction Facts

Here are some facts that may surprise or sadden you about drug abuse. As with most issues about addiction, there is much that is unexpected; the costs or much higher than expected and the causes are very sad. That fact that child abuse is such a strong predictor of abuse speaks volumes about the problem. See what you think: LSD Addiction Facts 1:



LSD abuse and LSD addiction, according to the National Institute of Health, impacts all Americans, because we all pay the cost for it.

LSD Addiction Facts 2:

Statistics show that LSD abuse and LSD addiction cost Americans over $484 billion annually. This figure includes healthcare costs (and abuses of that system), lost job wages, traffic accidents, crime and the associated criminal justice system costs.

Addiction Facts 3:

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 10 to 22 percent of car crashes involved drivers who have been using drugs.

LSD Addiction Facts 4:

LSD use and addiction is linked to at least half of the major crimes in this country, as at least half of the suspects arrested for violent crimes, such as homicide and assault, were under the influence of drugs when they were arrested.

Addiction Facts 5:

Stress is a major factor in drug use and abuse.

Addiction Final Fact 6:

Sadly, nearly two-thirds of people in LSD abuse treatment report that they were physically or sexually abused as children. Child abuse is a major contributing factor to LSD addiction.


More LSD Addiction Facts

Here are some statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Family Services concerning drug abuse and addiction:

-- In 2006, an estimated 20.4 million Americans aged 12 or older were current (past month) illicit drug users, meaning they had used an illicit drug during the month prior to the survey interview. This estimate represents 8.3 percent of the population aged 12 years old or older. Illicit drugs include Hashish, LSD (including LSD), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or prescription-type psycho therapeutics used non-medically.

-- In 2006, there were 2.4 million current drug users aged 12 or older, which was the same as in 2005 but greater than in 2002 when the number was 2.0 million. However, the rate of current drug use remained stable between 2002 and 2006.

-- LSD Addiction Facts: Hallucinogens were used in the past month by 1.0 million persons aged 12 or older in 2006, including 528,000 who had used Ecstasy. These estimates are similar to the corresponding estimates for 2005.

-- There were 7.0 million persons aged 12 or older who used prescription-type psycho therapeutic drugs non-medically in the past month. Of these, 5.2 million used pain relievers, an increase from 4.7 million in 2005.

-- In 2006, there were an estimated 731,000 current users of drugs aged 12 or older.

-- Among youths aged 12 to 17, current illicit drug use rates remained stable from 2005 to 2006. However, youth rates declined significantly between 2002 and 2006 for illicit drugs in general and for several specific drugs, including LSD, hallucinogens, LSD, Ecstasy, prescription-type drugs used non-medically, pain relievers, tranquilizers, and the use of illicit drugs other than LSD.

-- The rate of current drug use among youths aged 12 to 17 declined from 8.2 percent in 2002 to 6.7 percent in 2006.

-- Among persons aged 12 or older who used pain relievers non-medically in the past 12 months, 55.7 percent reported that the source of the drug the most recent time they used was from a friend or relative for free.

-- In 2006, there were 10.2 million persons aged 12 or older who reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs during the past year.


More Drug Abuse Facts

For more information on drug addiction please go to:

LSD addiction facts at http://www.nida.nih.gov


Summary of LSD Addiction Facts:

LSD Addiction Facts state that, contrary to popular belief, LSD is addictive. If you choose to use it you have a one and 10 chance of addiction.

LSD Addiction Facts include that standard drug treatment and 12 step programs can treat LSD addiction.

LSD Addiction Facts show that people still use "acid" more than once thought.


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