Overview:

LSD, or Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, is a psychedelic drug of the ergoline family. It is best known for its use during the counter-culture of the 1960s and has been demonized by the political establishment as a result.

In 1938, Albert Hofmann, a Swiss scientist, synthesized LSD in his laboratory in Zurich, Switzerland. He discovered its hallucinogenic effects in 1943.

 
 
 

Brief History:
 

During the 1950s and 1960s, LSD was used in a wide range of psychotherapeutic studies. It proved tremendously helpful in dealing with issues like alcoholism, autism, creative problem solving, and general psychotherapy. 

But because of figures like Timothy Leary and Ken Kesey, LSD became a widely abused drug, and, thus, was prohibited by the federal government in 1968.
 

(Read more about the history of LSD)
 

With the recent resurgence in popularity of psychedelics, LSD is being re-examined as a substance with positive potential. 

Many users claim taking LSD was a transformative experience because of the perspective-shifting understandings while under the influence

 

 
 
 

The Good and Bad:

One of our goals is to help you understand both the pros and cons of LSD use. While LSD can be a tremendous force for positive change, it is critical to use it in a responsible manner. Most experts recommend a low to moderate dose for the first time.

It is also critically important to pay attention to set and setting (your mindset and the environment in which you trip) when taking any psychedelic. 

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