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LSD

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.

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