Drugs & Alcohol
- Alcohol – booze, bevy, tipple
- Amphetamine – speed, phet, Billy, Whizz
- Amyl Nitrate – Poppers
- Cannabis – bud, bush, draw, grass, resin, skunk
- Crack – rock, pebbles, stones
- Ecstasy – E, pills, little fella’s, XTC
- GHB – liquid X, liquid E, GBH
- Glues, Gases and Aerosols – solvents
- Heroin – brown, H, skag, horse, gear, smack
- Ketamine – special K, super K, vitamin K
- LSD – trips, acid, tabs, dots, microdots
- Mephedrone – bubble and meow
- Tobacco – cigs, fags, rollies
LSD – trips, acid, tabs, dots, microdots
What is it?
LSD is a drug that comes from a fungus that grows on certain types of grass. It is usually sold as small squares of paper with pictures on them but is sometimes sold in a liquid or tiny tablet form.
What are the effects?
LSD has a hallucinogenic effect, which is known as a trip. The trip starts between 20 minutes and two hours after taking the LSD and can last for up to 12 hours. The user will never know if the trip is going to bad or good until it has started, and once it has started it cannot be stopped. During a trip, colour, sounds, objects and time can become distorted.
What are the risks?
Because you cannot stop a trip once it has started, you are in it for the duration, whether it is a good trip or a bad trip. Bad trips can be terrifying. Users can have ‘flashbacks’ to the trip events for days, weeks or even years after the trip. LSD can bring underlying mental health problems to the fore.
LSD is a class A drug.
It is illegal to have, sell or give away.
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