LSD stands for its chemical name, lysergic acid diethylamide, and is commonly called ‘acid’. It’s a powerful hallucinogenic drug – this means that users are likely to experience a distorted view of objects and reality, including seeing and sometimes hearing things that aren’t there (hallucinations). The experience of taking LSD is known as a ‘trip’. Trips can be good or bad, but until you take it you don’t know how it will affect you – and once it's started you can't stop it.
The main risk from taking LSD is having an accident while under the influence
Under the influence of LSD, 'bad trips' can be a frightening experience
Taking LSD can exaggerate the mood you are in, so if you're not in a good place it's unlikley LSD would be a good experience
LSD - the Risks
What are the effects?
Like magic mushrooms, LSD is an hullicinogenic drug. This means time and movement can appear to speed up and slow down. Colour, sound and objects can get distorted and you can experience double vision.