LSD
Other names
Acid, Trips, Tabs, Blotters, Microdots, Dots
What is looks like & how it is taken
ΒΌ inch squares of paper, often with a picture on one side, which are swallowed.
Microdots and dots are tiny tablets
The effects
Effects are known as a 'trip' and can last for 8 to 12 hours
Users will experience their surroundings in a very different way
Sense of movement and time may speed up or slow down
Objects, colours and sounds may be distorted
The health risks
Once a trip starts it cannot be stopped
Users may have a 'bad trip', which can be terrifying
'Flashbacks' may be experienced where parts of a trip are re-lived some time after the event
Can complicate mental health problems
Legal Status
Class A
Penalties
Possession: 7 years and a fine Supply: Life imprisonment and a fine