LSD

{Acid, Tab, Lucy, Lysergic acid diethylamide}

Set and setting

Plan your trip carefully and make adequate preparations to enhance your experience and avoid a 'bad trip'.

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Trip sitter

Try to have a trip-sitter (ideally someone sober, had previous psychedelic experience and has read this guide!) or let a friend know when and where you will take it.

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Dose sensibly

Although LSD doesn’t cause dependence or addiction, don't take higher acid doses than recommended. Save your trips for special and meaningful occasions.

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In collaboration with The Beckley Foundation.

Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is a psychedelic drug that was first synthesized in 1938 by Albert Hofmann. It normally comes as a "tab", a small piece of blotter paper which is placed under the tongue. Acid takes about an hour to kick in. It literally takes you on a ‘trip’ to the deepest parts of human consciousness. People report things like having heightened sensations, spiritual experiences, altered time perception, and music feeling heavenly. However, bad thoughts can also turn into extremely disturbing experiences (a "bad trip").

This guide explains everything there is to know about LSD, from tolerance to dosage, with lot of harm reduction peppered in! Start by clicking on our top tips below to learn how to take acid more safely.

The Beckley Foundation is a pioneer institution conducting cutting-edge research on the therapeutic potential of this psychedelic. Their scientists also believe LSD is a master key to unravel the inner workings of consciousness.

Effects

Dose and onset

The trip

Interactions

Harm Reduction

Risks

The Law

More information

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