Microdosing LSD – A Dangerous New Trend

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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 Overview

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”.

8 Responses

  1. I don’t know what Protestants are teaching, but after I became sober about 15 years ago, I embraced a Straight-Edge lifestyle (minus tattoos and piercings) and the Coptic Orthodox Church that teaches no intoxicants whatsoever and minimal caffeine. It doesn’t matter what’s “legalized”. Sobriety means no alcohol, tobacco, or drugs except for tightly controlled prescriptions monitored by both patient and physician.
    Addictive personalities must shift to becoming addicted to positive thoughts and actions. The Almighty One comes first, then mental and physical fitness. A life of sobriety becomes more enjoyable with every new day! There can be no compromise whatsoever. (ref: HH Pope Shenouda).

  2. Satan never quits his quest to “Steal, Kill, and Destroy”.

    Jesus came to give us LIFE, and to give life abundantly! John 10:10

    1. Anything or any reason working outside of the sensibility that is the wisdom of Christ can’t be good. Taking drugs to be competitive in the workforce is no less dangerous than recreational purposes…no matter the dosage. It’s good to have a certain drive but not if it drives you to insanity. The devil is a sneaky kind of wicked

  3. I’m sorry, but this strikes me as a remarkably ignorant article. And I use the word “ignorant” to suggest that the author has done little or no genuine research in the matter, but is merely regurgitating the “official” line regarding LSD and then extrapolating that to form an opinion about the possible risks in micro-dosing.

    Regarding relating this to other drugs, I would point out that a number of studies have concluded that LSD can have an extremely positive role in helping people overcome various kinds of addiction, and the only thing that is preventing further, extensive research into this is a lack of political will. Unfortunately, ignorance and politics tend to trump (can we still use that word?) science and reason all-too-often.

    1. Using drugs to overcome drugs is just replacing one addiction with another. And taking controlled doses is only controlled as long as the user stays in control of their appetite for LSD which anyone who is in addiction knows that you can never have just one. Small compromises lead to great disasters. How would you suggest researching whether a drug is dangerous or not? Should we subject people to it? Drugs are nothing more than an escape from reality. Drugs ruin lives and ruins relationships because people don’t want to deal with reality. Fortunately, those of us who have found recovery through our faith in Jesus know that it is He who helps us through life and with faith and hope in our lives we don’t need an escape from reality because reality begins to look a little brighter the more we look to God.

    2. Thank you! I am saddened when I see this type of misinformation…to blame this on the devil could be as much of a delusion as what people “trip out and see when they take hallucinogens.” That’s the misconception. The old rhetoric of “drugs are bad” only applies to the drugs the people commenting above and publishing this article determine and decide are bad. Anti-depressants do far worse irreversible, unpredictable, and life-altering things to the brain and behavior. High-Fructose corn syrup is extremely toxic. You cannot say “a little bit of tarnishing the body is ok, or in what way our faith determines is correct” when deciding morality. I am 100% for recovery, however I do not believe LSD is being represented correctly in this writing. Thank you for sharing your opinion as well – I suddenly feel more understood and loved, and I hope you do as well 🙂

  4. LSD is the most “common” hallucinogen? LSD was discovered and synthesized by Albert Hoffman in 1938…80 years ago. DMT/Ayahuasca & Psilocybin Mushrooms have been on the planet for literally 1000’s of years longer than LSD. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I do not believe humans have synthesized more LSD in 80 years than planet earth has produced in its entirety.

    “There is little question from clinical experience that psychedelics can be behaviorally toxic”

    Can you cite the study on this? I’m genuine interested because I’ve always believed the opposite and would like to know the truth.

    Is LSD classified as a Narcotic? I do not believe so. Please cite.

    According to the DEA, drugs classified as Schedule 1 are highly addictive, however I believe this is incorrect classification. If you do more research, due to the neurochemical changes in the brain when someone takes LSD, it is not a drug that causes compulsive behavior in users abusing more and more over time. The experience is often so profoundly intense that the user doesn’t want to go through it over and over like they would an opiate high or amphetamine high.

    This type of misinformation showing up in my google search about micro-dosing is saddening. Although I do not advocate or oppose the use of LSD in any form, this article is short-minded, and a poor attempt to educate fellow humans about something I believe will be truly beautiful to understand.

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