Street Names For LSD

Medically Reviewed by Johnelle Smith, M.D. on August 2, 2023

Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is a hallucinogenic drug that can distort a person’s perception of reality. It is known by several street names, also known as code words or slang terms.

Common Street Names For LSD

Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is a hallucinogenic drug. It is illegal to use, possess, or sell in the United States. People typically use this drug recreationally.

This psychedelic drug comes in the form of:

  • tablets
  • capsules
  • blotter paper
  • liquid (less common)

It’s common for people to refer to LSD using certain slang terms or street names. These names can be used to avoid detection by law enforcement or to communicate with people who sell drugs.

Popular Street Names For LSD

LSD is a psychedelic drug that can be swallowed or absorbed on the tongue using blotter paper. People sometimes take it in small doses—a practice known as “microdosing”.

Common street names for LSD include:

  • acid
  • blotter acid
  • boomers
  • Elvis
  • doses
  • zen
  • mellow yellow
  • looney tunes
  • Lucy Mae
  • Lucy in the sky with diamonds
  • micro dot
  • dots
  • battery acid
  • yellow sunshine
  • window pane
  • pane

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People who use or sell LSD may use certain street names to refer to specific forms of LSD. The most popular names for drugs shift over time and may differ based on where you live.

Street Names For LSD Combined With Other Drugs

People who use LSD may take it with other drugs. For instance, LSD is sometimes used with other hallucinogenic or psychedelic drugs.

Street names for LSD taken with other drugs:

  • black acid (with PCP)
  • backbreaker (with strychnine)

Find Help For LSD Abuse Today

While LSD is an uncommon drug of abuse, some people do become psychologically dependent on the drug’s effects. To find treatment for psychedelic drug abuse, contact today.

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