DROPPING FACTS ABOUT ACID
I speak a lot about psilocybin mushrooms because they’re my psychedelic of choice by a wide margin. However, so many other psychedelics playing a part in the current psychedelic renaissance are worth mentioning because of their healing potential.
So allow me to drop some knowledge about dropping acid!
Lysergic acid diethylamide (which you may know as LSD) is considered an empathogen. It’s known to enhance feelings of empathy and connectedness.
LSD is a synthetic chemical derived from a fungus that commonly infects rye.
We refer to LSD as a ‘psychedelic’ (or mind-manifesting) drug because of users’ changes in perception, mood, and thought. Reports show that, on taking LSD, users experience visual hallucinations and distortion of time and space.
I believe that research involving controlled doses of LSD administered in a safe therapeutic setting can change the perspective that this substance is dangerous and taboo. A solid body of research surrounding LSD could allay fears and anxieties and do away with general misinformation.
Like Psilocybin, LSD has the potential for so much healing.
It’s complicated to explain the precise way LSD affects the brain in a single post, but it seems to interact with multiple receptors (serotonin and dopamine, for instance) simultaneously.
Current studies explore the potential of LSD to encourage new ways of thinking and ‘reset’ the brain’s habitual patterns of thought. These shifts in thought aid in healing depression, complex PTSD, and even reverse signs of dementia
Disclaimer: This post exists for information and harm reduction purposes only. Note that the United Nations 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances deemed psilocybin a Schedule I substance, and it is illegal in most countries. The author of this blog does not condone the purchase, possession, sale, or consumption of any illegal substances.