A ‘bad trip’ (an experience of LSD usage) itself is quite harmful, especially if the user is alone. Mixing it with other drugs or alcohol can be very uncertain and in some cases fatal. A cocktail of LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide aka Acid) and other drugs or alcohol can amplify LSD’s effects and increase the chance of having the worst possibilities, i.e. fatal reaction like a stroke or heart attack.
Mixing LSD with Other Illegal Drugs
Each time a drug is introduced into the body’s central nervous system, the neurological system releases dopamine, serotonin or endorphin in the pleasure centers of the brain. This release affects the brain’s ability to naturally release and replenish its chemical storages.
Mixing Acid with alcohol and various other substances can result in an increased sedative effect and gradual degeneration of organs due to the reaction between the toxic substances. On its own, alcohol deteriorates reasoning, coordination, liver functions and mixing it with LSD can lead to serious or lethal overdose.
Serotonin Syndrome can be caused by a chemical cocktail, i.e. a situation where LSD is taken with other drugs or alcohol. This syndrome occurs when the brain is overloaded with a neurotransmitter called serotonin, a chemical that makes us feel happy. Taking various drugs at the same time can elevate serotonin production levels and initially cause sweating, tremors, rapid heartbeat and excitement. The more serious and chronic symptoms are coma, seizure, fever constant state of confusion.
Amphetamines and LSD
Amphetamines boost the CNS (Central Nervous System). If mixed with psychedelic drugs like LSD it results in the user becoming hyper-energized. This can be quite dangerous to the internal organs of the user.
Cocaine and LSD
Cocaine is a potent stimulant. When taken with Acid, it causes vivid imagination, paranoia, anxiety, and delusional thinking.
Alcohol and LSD
Alcohol may dull the effects of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide meaning that it can lessen the anxiety or agitation of the user. Nevertheless, the mixture of these toxic chemicals is detrimental to health in the long-run.
Signs and Symptoms of Psychological Addiction
- Frequent mood swings
- Phases of depression and anxiety when the drug is not available
- Loss of motivation
- Inability to handle stressful situations at home or workplace
- Loss of interest in activities previously enjoyed
- Preoccupation with finding and using LSD.