It’s the question that has plagued mankind since the 1970s – will acid stay in your spinal cord? If you’re going to be taking LSD, you might be wondering whether it will stay in your spinal cord or exit into your bloodstream where it can travel to your brain and cause hallucinations. After all, the last thing you want to do when getting high is damage yourself!

The short answer to this question, however, is that LSD does not enter your spinal cord after consumption, but rather stays in your bloodstream and travels through your body before it can affect your brain and other organs.

If you’re worried about the effects of LSD or other psychedelic drugs, you’re not alone. LSD and other similar drugs, like psilocybin (magic mushrooms), can have some serious effects on the body, including an effect on the brain that can mimic psychosis.

What is LSD?

LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) is a psychoactive drug that alters your perceptions, making you see things differently.

It’s most commonly used as a recreational drug. Most people do it for the euphoric and hallucinogenic effects. LSD stays in your system for up to 12 hours, but these effects can last much longer.

LSD affects many brain areas and has a wide array of effects; it can distort perceptions and cause visual hallucinations, typically with colors and shapes. It also alters moods, although not as potent as other drugs such as cocaine or heroin.

Flashbacks Effect

You may also experience flashbacks after taking LSD that last up to 12 hours or longer. Flashbacks are very similar to the original experience of using LSD, but they don’t happen all at once.

They’re more like memories that come back periodically throughout the day. Some people might have only one flashback, while others might have several flashbacks on different days. Flashbacks are often experienced with intense emotions such as fear and anxiety.

LSD is typically distributed on blotter paper, sugar cubes, or gelatin squares which are then divided into small individual doses.

How Long Does LSD Stay in Your Spinal Cord

For those who have never tried acid, it’s a hallucinogenic drug that alters one’s perception of reality. Some people believe that if you ingest too much LSD, it’ll stay in your spinal cord forever; however, this isn’t true at all! The answer is really simple – LSD only stays in your body for as long as it takes to experience the full effect.

It could be anywhere between 30 minutes and 12 hours depending on the person’s weight, metabolism rate, and what else they’ve consumed that day. Once you stop feeling the effects of LSD, it has left your system completely and can no longer be detected by a drug test.

What Are the Effects of LSD on the Body?

LSD affects the brain by stimulating certain receptors, which creates hallucinations and a feeling of being detached from one’s body and/or reality. The drug can cause severe psychological consequences, including psychosis and depression.

Other physical effects include numbness, sleepiness, tremors, elevated heart rate, and blood pressure, loss of appetite, dry mouth, and dilated pupils. LSD is not physically addictive but it is psychologically addictive- meaning that users find they can’t stop using it even when they want to.

LSD stays in your system for a maximum of 3 hours after ingestion; however, this time can be much shorter depending on how often you take the drug.

It is important to note that there are many factors that influence the length of time LSD remains in your system, such as whether or not it was taken with food and drink, if there were any other drugs taken at the same time (LSD interacts with many drugs) or if someone has an abnormally high metabolism. These factors may increase or decrease the amount of time needed for LSD to leave your system.

There are also many factors influencing how long a user will feel hallucinogenic effects from taking LSD. Some people report feelings lasting days while others say just a few minutes.

Seek For Help If Addicted to Acid

If you’re addicted to acid, seek help as soon as possible. Be honest with yourself and your loved ones. You don’t want it controlling your life.

The sooner you get started on a detox program, the better off you’ll be. It can take up to a month for your body to recover from all of the negative side effects of addiction.

If you or someone you know needs help for addiction or co-occurring disorders, please give us a call. Innovo Detox offers the latest in evidence-based medical, psychiatric, and clinical care for those in need of detox and medical stabilization in Pennsylvania and the surrounding Mid-Atlantic area. If we aren’t the best fit for you or a loved one, we will take the necessary time to work with you to find a detox, rehab, treatment center or provider that better fits your needs. Please give us a call at (717) 619-3260 or email our team at For more information on our company or services, please visit our website at