Acid is a hallucinogenic drug. Albert Hoffman, a chemist in Switzerland, first developed it in 1938.
Another name for acid is lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). In the 1950s, doctors used it in psychotherapy and to enhance the effects of antipsychotics. In the late 1960s, people started to use LSD as a recreational drug.
People also refer to LSD by its street names: blotter, dots, and yellow sunshine. It is an illegal drug of abuse and one of the most powerful mood-changing substances.
In this article, we describe how long LSD stays in the body and how long tests can detect it after a person takes a dose. We also discuss the effects and risks.
Full story at Medical News Today
An adult psychiatry expert in the U.K. is calling for psychedelic drugs to be re-examined for their potential benefits for people with psychiatric disorders.
Dr. James Rucker of King’s College London, U.K., believes that psychedelic drugs such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) “should be legally reclassified so that researchers can investigate their therapeutic potential.”
In the United States, LSD is a schedule I controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act. This means that the federal government believes LSD to have high abuse potential, a lack of accepted safe use when taken under medical supervision, and no current medical use.
Full story of growing use of psychedelic drugs at Psych Central