Rise in LSD use among Regular Psychostimulant Users: Why the increase and is it a cause for concern?

Ecstasy and related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)
Author: Gavin Entwistle, Natasha Sindicich, Lucy Burns

Resource Type: Drug Trends Bulletins

Key findings:
  • Significant increase in recent use of LSD from 2008-2013.
  • Increase in both recent and lifetime use of Emerging Psychoactive Substances with hallucinogenic properties.
  • From 2007 onwards, seizure and arrest data from the IDDR have increased for tryptamines and hallucinogens.
  • The NDSHS reports an increase in the number of individuals approving the use of hallucinogens from 2007 to 2010.
  • No significant differences in mental health disorder prevalence when comparing recent vs. non-recent LSD users.