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LSD is a hallucinogenic drug and, although it can be tiny pellets or liquid, it is usually sold as tiny squares of paper. It also known by a number of other names including acid, cheer and trips.
The effect of taking LSD is known as a trip and the trip can be good or bad. It takes up to an hour for a trip to start and it can last about 12 hours.
LSD is not addictive.
Included in the risks:
- A trip can speed up and slow down both time and body movements
- Although trips can make people happy they can cause panic and be confusing and be terrifying
- If you have mental health issues LSD can make them worse
- Taking LSD when you are in a bad mood can cause you to harm yourself
LSD is a class A drug so it is illegal to have, give away or sell. Possession of LSD can mean up to seven years in prison and an unlimited fine and supplying can mean a life sentence and an unlimited fine.