Lysergic Acid Diethylamide ( LSD ) Essay by The Research Group

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide ( LSD )
Discusses history, use, effects during a "trip", medical uses, period of popularity, role in therapy, govt. experimentation, side effects and typical user.
# 17734 | 2,250 words | 9 sources | 1989 | US
Published on Feb 28, 2003 in Medical and Health (Drugs) , Criminology (Drugs Enforcement)

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" In America, the 1960's were a period of tremendous cultural change. The images of that time period are as vivid as any in this country's history. In addition to peace marches and rock and roll, part of the time's character came from experimentation with drugs, most notably Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, otherwise known as LSD or "acid." In fact, many people credit (or blame) the drug for the peace movement. Although this may be exaggerating its influence, it did have a large influence on today's teenagers. Many of these juveniles long for the more idealistic period of the 1960's, and they look to the music of the period, and LSD, as a link. Many of the period's musical and artistic leaders used it and many even give it credit for some of their success. This drug is unique for many reasons. It is manmade, unlike marijuana or cocaine. It not only is used as a (...)"

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