Acid, Lucy, Cid, Tabs, Blotter, whatever you wanna call it, it’s a semi-synthetic drug that combines natural and man-made substances. It is derived from ergot, a fungus that grows on certain grains, and a non-organic chemical called diethylamide.
It stimulatesÂ serotonin production in the cortex and deep structures of the brain, by activating serotonin receptors. These receptors help visualize and interpret the real world. The additional serotonin allows more stimuli to be processed that usual. Normally, the brain filters out irrelevant stimuli, but with LSD this is not the case. This overstimulation causes changes in thought, attention, perceptions, and emotions. These alterations appear as hallucinations. Sensations seem real, but they are created by the mind. The perceptions can involve one or more of the five senses. It can also cause blending of the senses, known as synesthesia. People report âhearingâ colours and âseeingâ sounds.