LSD, the fabled enlightenment drug of the ‘60s, is making a comeback! LSD Microdosing has become popular among young professionals who are trying to enhance productivity and gain a competitive edge in the workplace.
RU Principle # 5 – “Small Compromises Lead To Great Disasters”!
What is LSD Microdosing?
LSD microdosing is when an individual takes a small dose of psychedelics. These doses are typically 10 micrograms, which is roughly one-tenth of a standard recreational dose. To the drug-user, it can seem like a super duper “harmless” expresso shot to their creativity. LSD is an unregulated and super potent drug; users cannot be sure what or how much they are actually taking.
How dangerous is it?
There is little question from clinical experience that psychedelics can be behaviorally toxic, even if they are not addicting in the way cocaine and alcohol are. Bad trips and flashbacks occur with some frequency in recreational users – and sometimes hallucinogens can unleash a psychotic disorder in those who are genetically at risk. Microdoses are supposedly too small to cause these effects, but again, it could be easy to take more by accident. For individuals who have a history of substance abuse or addiction, LSD microdosing poses a threat to their recovery and sobriety. It can result in further abuse, which can then affect all areas of their life, including family relations, employment, physical health and social engagements. All use of the drug is illegal and has the potential to be dangerous. LSD microdosing is not a practice to be taken lightly, especially for people who have suffered from substance abuse in the past, as it can lead to serious, life-altering side effects.
LSD is the most common hallucinogen and is one of the most potent mood-changing chemicals. Hallucinogens are profound distortions of a person’s sense of reality; they disrupt the interaction of nerve cells and the neurotransmitter serotonin. The effects of LSD are so severe that it’s hallucinogen effects can stay with a person long after use is stopped and that alone can send a person into severe depression as their mind is warped from using this powerful narcotic.
Unlike cocaine and heroin LSD is not considered an addictive drug because it does not create compulsive drug-seeking behaviors. Given the unpredictability of the drug, the higher the tolerance that is gained and the more of the drug that is needed to obtain the ideal sense of intoxication or high from LSD the more dangerous it becomes.
For decades, the Drug Enforcement Administration has classified LSD as a Schedule I drug, meaning it has a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical uses. The DEA warns of an overdose risk that can lead to more intense “trip” episodes and possible deaths.
The RU Principle #5 can be applied to Microdosing.
“Small Compromises Lead To Great Disasters”.