[Harm Reduction] advice [if you are considering] taking LSD from Seasoned Acid Aficionados

1) Peter (74) : What advice would you give young people looking to experiment with LSD? … 2) Holger (64) : If you could impart some wisdom about LSD on your 17-year-old self, what would it be? … 3) Adam (54) : What would you tell a young person who’s considering experimenting with psychedelic drugs?

1) You should never drop acid on a regular basis. There have been periods in my life where I did it a lot, but also extended periods that I didn’t do it at all. And [if] you try it for the first time, make sure you’re outside, surrounded by nature. I have a lot of friends who have fucked themselves up on acid, so if you struggle with mental illness, don’t do it. If you decide to do so anyway, be prepared to be confronted with everything—there’s no mercy. That’s why LSD has the kind of reputation it has—there’s this ruthless honesty, on a level that very few people have ever dealt with before. … 2) That, at 17, you’re too young for it. You need to be sure of yourself before you start going on that trip. And you should [you decide to do it], only do it when you’re surrounded by people you like in a space where you feel comfortable because things will change dramatically once you start tripping. A lot of people think taking LSD is all about kicking back and watching cartoons when it’s actually the exact opposite. It can change you on a fundamental level by forcing you to perceive reality in a completely different way. … 3) My advice is pretty simple: Don’t use drugs to escape your issues. If you’re thinking of doing it, only do it to enhance experiences that are already great … but you should only [try them] … if you’re content without them. If you find yourself in a situation where you can’t enjoy your life without doing drugs, you need to get help.

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[Harm Reduction] advice [if you are considering] taking LSD from Seasoned Acid Aficionados
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