Expert Corner: Does LSD Permanently Rewire Your Brain?

Expert Corner QuestionEver since I dropped LSD a few times, music just makes cry, like 2-5 times a month, sometimes even more. I’m not complaining. It feels amazing to feel the emotion in the music. But some people say that trips like that permanently mess up your brain’s wiring or make you numb. Is that true?

Elevate Expert AnswerThere has been a ton of research done on the effects of LSD and the dangers associated with taking it, so I won’t repeat that here. But the short answer is that there are potential long-term consequences, particularly from prolonged usage. Anything that severely affects the mind like LSD is potentially life-changing (or even life-threatening) for obvious reasons.

To try to answer your question, I don’t think we understand the mind or consciousness enough to know what exactly LSD is doing with the brain chemistry, but it certainly triggers emotions. Unfortunately, these emotions can be full blown paranoia, hallucinations, confusion, or other difficulties. Former users can experience flashbacks years later and these can be extremely emotional and even traumatic.

In your experience, it seems that you are feeling a connection with music because you were listening to it while on the drug and associate the emotions you are feeling with LSD. In my own opinion, I suggest that you always had the potential to experience music on that deep level and the drug just happened to help bring it out in you. In fact, I believe all of the “positive things that drugs are supposed to do” can be done without drugs, and without the dangers.

4 thoughts on “Expert Corner: Does LSD Permanently Rewire Your Brain?”
  1. I have heard many stories of people going on ‘trips’ at concerts that make it more worthwhile, but I’m glad to hear that it is not necessarily the drugs that give you these feelings. I have always felt music is a drug in itself, allowing different emotions to be felt in the body. I’m glad I feel justified in my opinions. Thanks for another great post!

  2. Yes, there have been numerous studies showing that even one use of LSD does physical damages to your brain. You can easily find them online. Even one use is not worth he consequences.

  3. Interesting post! It’s good to know that people shouldn’t have to rely on drugs like LSD to get that same happy “high”. It’s not worth the money, side effects, and illegal consequences to do it at all. Thanks for sharing this.

  4. I have heard of people having flashbacks after using acid or LDS. Sometimes, instead of happy emotions, they can have panic attacks with flashes of how they felt with the drug. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this.

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