Signs of Drug Abuse and Drug Addiction-LSD and Hallucinogens Abuse


LSD Blotter Paper, Courtesy DEA

Hallucinogens, such as LSD, Ecstasy, magic mushrooms, even certain cough medicines containing DXM will cause a person to hallucinate, seeing reality in a different light, and in some cases blot out reality completely. The dangers are many- not focused on the real world, the person using LSD is a danger to themselves and potentially those around them.

Signs of LSD, Hallucinogen Abuse

Drug Addict Physical Appearance
  • Glassy eyes
  • Possibly very large pupils
  • Blank, vacant stare
  • Sweating, salivating
  • Flushed skin
Drug Addict Mannerisms or Behavior
  • Daydreaming, inattentive
  • Inappropriate and extended interest in common objects
  • Staring for extended time at object or body part, viewing from different angles, The person may also have a similar interest in body parts, such as a finger, hand or food.
  • Conversation tends to be esoteric, like a “head trip.”
  • Hallucinations
  • They will experience anxiety for no apparent reason.
Drug Addict items around or hidden in the house, bedroom, etc.
  • Empty or full bottles of cold medicine, cough tablets
  • Colorful blotter tabs, temporary tattoo pages

If you see these signs get help.