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Is It True That LSD Can Stay In Your Spinal Cord Forever?

It’s the great threat everyone wanting to experiment with LSD receives. If you do LSD, the chemicals stay in your spinal cord forever. When you joints get achey, the weather changes, or you see a chiropractor, you run the risk of experiencing hallucinogenic symptoms because the LSD in your spine will be activated and released. Is this accusation true?

According to High Times, the answer is “No.” LSD is in fact the least likely chemical to continue living in the body. Chemicals like cannabinoids which come from cannabis are fat soluble, the website reports, meaning that the chemicals are absorbed and processed through fat, causing it to stay in the system. That is why THC can be detected in hair follicles up to months or years after the last use of marijuana. However, LSD is not fat soluble. Like most drug substances, it is water soluble, which means it leaves the body rather quickly.

Where The Myth Of LSD Comes From

In the height of the 1960’s counterculture, LSD was a popular drug. It was the drug that was providing the transcendental spiritual experience most of the counterculture felt was vital to the spiritual progression of the world. Quickly, the quality and potency of the drug escalated. Mental hospitals were inundated with young people experiencing “bad trips” off of LSD. One of the recurring symptoms was flashbacks.

LSD, like most hallucinogenic substances, can be very good or it can be very bad. Bad trips can cause damage and leave symptoms similar to PTSD. Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder is an incredibly rare but still very real result of hallucinogen use, especially when use has been heavy. People who develop HPPD have ongoing symptoms of a trip, like visual disturbances, auditory disturbances, and other issues differentiating reality.

Is LSD Addictive?

Most of the mental health field agrees that hallucinogens are not inherently addicting. However, with enough chronic use, the brain is capable of developing a chemical dependency on just about any substance. Addiction is also dependent on environmental factors and a genetic predisposition to addictive behaviors.

Harmony Place addiction treatment center provides residential drug and alcohol detox treatment and inpatient treatment to handle withdrawals and care for LSD addiction. If you or a loved one are concerned about the long-lasting effects of LSD use or other drug addiction, contact us today for a private consultation.