Risking Your Life On Psychedelics: How Injury-Prone Will You Be?

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(Newswire.net — August 11, 2015) — Taking drugs has its own effects on the user, whether on a regular basis or a first time try. With the wide range of these medications, it is not surprising that others have come across with those that do not really provide relief for health conditions, but rather dangerous results on the user that can sometimes be fatal. A clear example here is the use of LSD or lysergic acid diethylamide.

The LSD has been around for the longest history that any medical practitioner or health enthusiast may think. The usage of this drug dates back in 1938 when Albert Hofmann synthesized it to use as a respiratory and circulatory stimulant. However in the course of his experiment, he accidentally took in a small amount of the LSD leaving him with hallucinations, an intoxicated feeling, and psychedelic reactions.

From then on, the LSD was introduced for psychiatric use since it has the effects of relieving anxiety, reducing alcohol addiction, and other treating other emotional conditions. However, the statistics showed that some users did not pay attention to the main purpose of the LSD and just used the drug as a form of escape or commonly known as “trip”. According to the International Statistics of Drug-Free World Org, in Europe alone at least 4.2% of teenagers up to early twenties have tried using LSD. It is even surprising that 3.1 million people in the US ranging from the ages 12 to 25 have already taken LSD at least once in their lives. This can be an alarming figure since the drug was supposed to be used for alleviating emotional distress. Yet some users tend to have a handful of it for their psychedelic experiences.

A lot of testimonies on the effects of LSD when used the wrong way showed a streamline of unfortunate events. Ranging from personal injuries up to losing everything the user has, these are just some of the results brought about by overusing this drug which has become illegal in some countries.

In an article published by Brown University, it shared the common reasons and effects on why people tend to use LSD. The post says that, “LSD, like other hallucinogens, produces a distortion in the user’s sense of reality, including images, sounds, and sensations that do not really exist. These hallucinations can be pleasurable and for some people even intellectually stimulating, but they can also be disorienting or disturbing and result in a negative emotional experience (bad trip). It is difficult to determine what kind of an experience a person will have on LSD because the same person can have very different experiences each time. As with all drugs, but especially with LSD, a user’s experience is shaped by their previous drug experience, expectations, setting, as well as the neurological effects of the drug.”

Depending on the amount and habit of using the LSD, it can have its short term and long term risks. Once you are in the state of psychedelic caused by this drug, you can be prone to a lot of fatal situations including accidents, injuries, and even death. Any type of personal injury that a user may face once in the influence of this drug can be subjected to different legal situations.

From the perspective of a personal injury lawyer, there are various claims and expenses that an individual may incur if under the influence of drugs and gets involved in an accident. If the involved is not at the right state of mind to clear his situation, then a legal counsel or this type of lawyer is the best professional help he can get. Assessment on the situation will be made and if things turn on the bright side, the involved person may be able to clearly get out of the situation.

However, this will always be subject on the dependence on drugs like LSD. After all, being around bad drugs will not bring you anything good as the old saying goes.