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(Eugene Register-Guard)   College student dies of LSD overdose, manslaughter charges to be filed against party-thrower   ( registerguard.com) divider line
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2004-10-17 11:49:07 PM  
I call Bullstercus. There is no functional lethal dosage for LSD. Whatever he OD'd on, it wasn't acid.
2004-10-17 11:50:06 PM  
Police are awaiting toxicology results to determine if the drug was actually LSD or if Discerni had taken any medications or had any other medical conditions which might have contributed to her death.

I was unaware that LSD actually HAD a lethal overdose. Up 'till now, I beleived a story about a quadraplegic who wanted to commit suicide by doing an ungodly amount of LSD, but who just ended up insane, tripping for the rest of his life.
2004-10-17 11:53:57 PM  
Isn't it the shiat that it's cut with that causes fatalities rather than the LSD itself?

/never done acid, always hated the idea of having a flashback while out driving at 100+ MPH.
2004-10-17 11:55:53 PM  
Unless the party thrower provided it, this is dumb. Didn't RTFA
2004-10-17 11:56:07 PM  
i wasn't aware you could "cut" acid...

i think it was the smack.
2004-10-18 12:00:01 AM  
2004-10-18 12:00:17 AM  
The dude was WILLINGLY drinking a drink with a dozen tabs (the still-living one)? Yikes!
2004-10-18 12:00:38 AM  
No LD50 on LSD unless you're an elephant.
2004-10-18 12:02:04 AM  
I guess you could "cut" acid by not dipping it into the acid at all and dipping it in, say, rat poison or some damn thing.

I have done quite a bit of acid back in the day, I always felt a little "strained" but never that i was going to die.

Oh, and, I really haven't had a flashback at 100 miles an hour on my motorcycle so BigNick I advise you to go get yourself some acid and try it right away.
2004-10-18 12:13:17 AM  
I suppose its possible he freaked out had a heart attack and died.

But, yeah, cops running to the media and saying he died of LSD just sounds like podunkery.
2004-10-18 12:14:12 AM  
Acid sucks. No way that guy O.D.d he had a heart attack or some sh_t. Shrooms are a way better deal if that is your thing. I got over that poop years ago.
2004-10-18 12:15:17 AM  
Take only what you can handle, man.
2004-10-18 12:16:11 AM  
2004-10-18 12:16:30 AM  
The "cut" you're talking about is the bonding agent used to keep it on the paper. The three that are most often used are alcohol, a tincture of methamphetamine, and strychnine.

You can't OD on LSD. Whatever killed her, it wasn't LSD. If it was liquid, it wasn't a bonding agent either.
2004-10-18 12:18:48 AM  
If I'm not mistaken, isn't LSD measured in micrograms?

So, in theory, if you drink a quart of the stuff, couldn't it make your head asplode?
2004-10-18 12:19:02 AM  
This is crazy because the kid arrested was a kid I knew in highschool.
Same graduating class and everything.
Man, and now hes in serious trouble.
Small small world.
2004-10-18 12:19:03 AM  
I've eaten more acid than Lennon, and I call bullshiat too.

Although if you start listening to your heart when you're on acid, it goes something like this:

Man, oh man, it's beating so fast! Oh god, I think it stopped! No, there it is, oh man, it's like Mother Ocean, the rhythm of the waves. Lub-dub lub-dub! I am one with the universe! I can see all mankind! It's all so simple! Wait, did my heart just skip a beat? What is that noise? Oh god we're all gonna die. We're all gonna die. I'm gonna die. What, are you trying to talk to me, moon? I'm never talked to the moon before. You're right, moon, it's all beautiful and so are you!

Lub-dub lub-dub!

/and so on for 6 hours or so
2004-10-18 12:20:56 AM  
I died from taking too much acid once. Man, that sucked.
2004-10-18 12:20:58 AM  
I don't think we lost the cure to cancer here

/Bill Hicks
2004-10-18 12:21:05 AM  
2004-10-18 12:21:48 AM  
It's nearly impossible to cut acid with anything else that would have an active effect at the doses that could be easily carried on a small piece of blotter paper. However, if what is being reported to be LSD is carried in a gel cap, sugar cube, or other transport vector it could quite possibly be laced or cut with other substances which may or may not be dangerous.

An active dosage of LSD is measured in micrograms and a lethal dosage has never been determined, however the psychological impact of a highly stressful event like an unusually powerful "acid trip" could cause all sorts of psychological disorders which could indirectly lead to one hurting themselves or others.
2004-10-18 12:21:48 AM  
He probably pulled a Hendrix or something. No way he OD'ed on LSD.
2004-10-18 12:22:10 AM  
Tincture of methamphetamine as a bonding agent eh? I'm pretty sure standard procedure is just to dip it in an ethanol solution of LSD and just let it dry out. It recrystalizes within the fiber matrix of the paper. Or you can make an aq. solution with gelation and pour it on a fluroescent light diffuser for ye olde' gel tabs.
2004-10-18 12:22:33 AM  
Perhaps the kid drowned in a pool of liquid acid? That's plausible.
2004-10-18 12:22:34 AM  
a DOZEN hits of acid????

Please. I smell a rat. (or would that be "I smell a...purple." Get it ha ha?)

mmm.....acid. always used to like that stuff. shrooms are for trustafarians and other white people with dreadlocks.
2004-10-18 12:22:37 AM  

we lost a doorknob
2004-10-18 12:24:27 AM  
unlikely: There is no "bonding agent" used to keep LSD on the paper, the active dose is easily absorbed into the paper from a liquid solution of LSD and water... The water evaporates and leaves crystaline LSD behind in the weave of the tiny paper fibers.
2004-10-18 12:24:28 AM  
2004-10-18 12:24:31 AM  
List of Things not to buy used:

214: LSD

2004-10-18 12:25:11 AM  
I think a dozen is about the standard dose for those who want to sit on a bench and figure out that we're all interconnected bits of vibrational energy.

LSD and parties.
Never understood that.
2004-10-18 12:25:14 AM  
They used to cut it with alot of different crap.
2004-10-18 12:25:21 AM  
2004-10-18 12:27:16 AM  
Yeah... no LD50 for LSD, and it's almost never "cut" or in any way modified by anything else. It's pretty cheap, and the doses are so small that you couldn't add enough of anything to a hit to have much of an effect on anyone. The rat poison thing is an urban legend.

That said, it can really fark someone up mentally in a permanent way.
2004-10-18 12:27:36 AM  

Did someone here says she took 12 hits? That's fricken insane. I could see suffering a heart attack from that.
2004-10-18 12:27:51 AM  
/hi-fives skinik
2004-10-18 12:28:06 AM  
Gel tabs?! That's so cool!

...the things kids have these days. Why, in *my* day we had eyedroppers, blotter paper, or discolored sugar cubes. None o' them fancy gel tabs.
2004-10-18 12:28:16 AM  
2004-10-18 12:28:41 AM  
Reading these comments, it seems none of you ever did tabs of acid like Orange Sunshine.
2004-10-18 12:28:50 AM  
Overdosing on acid is impossible. I should know. I'm not even real anymore.
2004-10-18 12:28:50 AM  
All these stories about acid made me remeber back to a friend of mine in Highschool, Johnnie bought a shiat ton of acid to sell when Pink Floyd was touring Cali some years back. Well he got to the show and started dropping some doses in the parking lot. By the time the music was going he was tripping really hard and decided to eat several sheets (1 sheet = 100 blotter tabs). He says he's not really sure how much he took and how much he lost or what happened to the money from the hits he sold, but he did say it was a pretty ethereal experience that tooks several days to completely get over.
2004-10-18 12:29:05 AM  
And every day I'm excited that I elected not to go ot UO.
2004-10-18 12:29:08 AM  
I have always wondered what happened to my flashbacks. I think they are a myth.
2004-10-18 12:29:18 AM  
Maybe she got hit by Josh Acid 12 times.

/old SNL reference.
2004-10-18 12:29:38 AM  
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2004-10-18 12:29:53 AM  
bull. you can't o.d. from l.s.d.
2004-10-18 12:29:58 AM  
Pfft, it isn't a good drug overdose story unless the guy is running a webcam and his mIRC buddies are trying to call 911...
2004-10-18 12:31:02 AM  

It just takes a smidgeon
To poison a pigeon in the park
2004-10-18 12:31:51 AM  
Acid. Great party drug about 10 years ago, when it was still popular and shrooms were hard to come by around these parts. I used to drop a hit or two just so I could keep drinking all night without getting/feeling drunk. Eventually I got tired of the way it made my stomach feel. I spent more than a few hours sitting on the throne, waiting to take a dumps that rarely, if ever, existed. Anyone else ever had that problem? And the breathing walls still bother me. Even with shrooms, they start to get on my friggin nerves after about an hour and I need to go outside and look at trees and snow and stuff.

I could go on, but I won't. There's a reason I stick to just beer and weed anymore.
2004-10-18 12:32:21 AM  
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2004-10-18 12:33:05 AM  
Hrm, having done a fair ammount of acid way, way back when, I often wondered if your trip would peak out after a certain ammount of hits. The most I've ever done was 4 hits, although I had dosed probably twice or three times in the previous two weeks so it certainly didn't feel as potent as it would have if I, say, dropped 4 hits now (/shudder).

Now, my question is, if 1 hit = x ammount of trip. And 4 hits = 4 x as much trip. What would happen if you took 100 hits? 1000? I mean would 1000 be that much different from 200, from 20? Honestly, I don't know. It seems to me that at a certain point your body just goes: WTF?! bzzxxzxxtt...shut down, etc.

I shudder to think about taking 1000 hits of acid at once. My god.
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