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Effects of LSD in Therapy

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Hilary Hanson publicized that the police captures a fifteen year old male trying to fight a mail box, while under the influence of LSD. When the officers tried to seize and arrest the boy and put him into the police car, he began to express aggression to the officer (1). This is what is happening in the society today because of the drug called LSD. In the world today, some are trying to implement this drug into the therapy sessions because it can help with anxiety and fear of death. LSD being administered during therapy sessions can cause major problems as such as an increase in crimes and suicide in the United States, interference in the users social and family life, and causes brain damage and disorders, like schizophrenia.
LSD, or lysergic acid diethylamide, is a hallucinogenic drug that when ingested can take one on a “trip” that causes a person to visualize and hear hallucinations in their surrounding that are not really there. This drug is one of the most popular hallucinogenic drugs next to magic mushrooms, DMT, and mescaline. “LSD was first synthesized by Swiss chemist, Albert Hoffman, on November 16, 1938” (Bellis, 1). LSD was brought to the United States from Switzerland because it was believed to have clinical use. It was not until the 1960s that the government of the United States declared that LSD was illegal (Bellis, 1). Even though it has been illegal for more than fifty years, many of the teens and adults today use it to have a “trip” for personal use. “The head of emergency service at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Gordian Fulde, said he had noticed a significant increase in the number of people presenting with side effects from synthetic drug over the past twelve months, particularly among teenagers and those in their ...

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In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how hilary hanson publicized that the police captured a fifteen-year-old male trying to fight in the mail box, while under the influence of lsd.
  • Explains that lsd, or lysergic acid diethylamide, is one of the most popular hallucinogenic drugs next to magic mushrooms, dmt, and mescaline.
  • Explains that the chemical in the hallucinogen alternates the way the brain uses serotonin which leads to major mental illnesses like schizophrenia and psychosis.
  • Explains that lsd affects the human body, but it can also affect social and family living.
  • Explains that lsd being illegal in the united states has made crimes for this drug increase rapidly. the harrison narcotic act, passed in 1914, put strict regulation on prescriptions, sale and use of the narcotics.
  • Explains that lsd can make the user see terrifying visuals and sounds, and engage in activities they wouldn't normally do without it.
  • Argues that lsd can cure some major cases of anxiety and fear of death, but most of the time it can majorly affect the brain and cause long-term illnesses.
  • Analyzes the use of marijuana, lsd, cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin among twelfth graders through 2009-2011.
  • Argues that lsd should not be implemented for therapy use in our society. teens and older people are using this drug to have fun, but they don't know that they are actually causing major damage to their body.
  • Analyzes the sun-herald's article, "ban on synthetic drugs in stores, but critics say real risk is online."
  • Explains that controlled substances » lsd: personal and social consequences.
  • Cites the federal register division, national archives and records service, public papers of the presidents, lyndon b. johnson, 1968-1969, washington, d.c.
  • Explains ferro, shaunacy, "why doctors can't give you lsd (but maybe they should)."
  • Quotes hanson, hilary, "teen fights mailbox while on lsd: port moody police." the huffington post.
  • Analyzes how lyndon johnson signed a bill relating to traffic in or possession of drugs such as lsd on october 25, 1968.
  • Cites johnston, lloyd d., patrick m. o’malley, jerald g. bachman, and john e. schulenberg. monitoring the future. the national institute on drug abuse.
  • Explains lamance, ken, "lsd: penalties for sale and possession." find a lawyer.
  • Explains that lsd and ecstasy being used to combat cancer anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Explains lsd: cultural revolution and medical advances. royal society of chemistry, jan. 2006.
  • Cites stacey l. blachford and kristine krapp's book, drugs and controlled substances: information for students.
  • Describes the uxl encyclopedia of drugs and addictive substances, edited by barbara c. bigelow.
  • Describes mclean, catherine, and the globe and mail.
  • States that lsd addiction only affects me, not anyone else. lsd abuse help.
  • Opines that president nixon declared 'war' on drugs in medicine, health, and bioethics: essential primary sources.
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