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Is this true?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Someone told me a few years ago that if you take 3 or more acid tabs in your lifetime then you can be labled as clinically insane...is this true?
I personally don't think that it is but am bored and curious..

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    IIRC, it's some lame urban myth thing that (I think) started from the US army 'round about the time of Vietnam. Rumour had it, you wouldn't be allowed into the army if you'd taken that many.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kiezo wrote: »
    IIRC, it's some lame urban myth thing that (I think) started from the US army 'round about the time of Vietnam. Rumour had it, you wouldn't be allowed into the army if you'd taken that many.

    oh right. well the guy that told me is a bit screwed up so some things are relatively true and others a bit dodgy. this one is the latter methinks. :chin:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Load of shite.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    That one was doing the rounds in the 80's!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    No, it's true. And LSD also leaves crystals in your spine that release themselves when you're driving or near children that turn you into a very nasty dangerous person.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yerascrote wrote: »
    No, it's true. And LSD also leaves crystals in your spine that release themselves when you're driving or near children that turn you into a very nasty dangerous person.

    :yes: And apparantly it can make you think you're a tree so that you stand in your garden all day with your arms spread.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    pill 'ed wrote: »
    :yes: And apparantly it can make you think you're a tree so that you stand in your garden all day with your arms spread.

    And also that you can fly. From buildings.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    *walks away...*
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Nutter wrote: »
    *walks away...*


    :lol:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well some people on the first time have had quite bad trips, which leave them mentally damaged with big anxiety problems etc. It is rare but some people never recover
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Jonny8888 wrote: »
    Well some people on the first time have had quite bad trips, which leave them mentally damaged with big anxiety problems etc. It is rare but some people never recover

    oh...you see now that makes more sense...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    just call me crazy then!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yo, crazy lady!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    thats what I was thinking.

    However I do have a couple of friends who've totally fucked their heads from taking too much acid - err but they to wayyyy more than 3. But i also think that if you have just one really bad one that can seriously screw you as well.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    well i must say it has certainly put me off them! have bad enough anxiety at times without doing that and making it worse!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Wyetry wrote: »
    if you have just one really bad one that can seriously screw you as well.

    :yes: if you're pretty fucked anyway. i wouldn't recommend taking LSD if you've already got head problems a lot of it comes down to your mental state about how you'll be affected. bad trips can be fucking awful but are quite rare, and the likelihood of being head fucked forever after taking LSD and having one bad trip is i'd say, very unlikely indeed.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I know of one person who was comitted for a brief period due to acid-induced insanity, but to be fair I don't think it wasn't the 3 tabs that did it, but the 27 he took afterwards.
  • JadedJaded back for more Posts: 2,682
    In this context, I just came across an interesting article on Erowid titled Ground Control, a
    review of the fundamental principles of set, setting and
    dose, and basic protocols and considerations related to acting as a
    sitter during a psychedelic trip.
    It is just one persons opinion, and shouldn't be taken as gospel, but is interesting nonetheless.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Set and setting includes the setting of your own mindset at the time, and how well you feel mentally at whatever point.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Set and setting includes the setting of your own mindset at the time, and how well you feel mentally at whatever point.

    Of course it does, thats the meaning of set and setting.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've had one really bad acid trip (as many people know) and will never go near it again. I have the occasional flashback in nightmares, but it's rare, and I've learnt to realise it's a nightmare and wake myself up. It hasn't affected me in any other way.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Set and setting includes the setting of your own mindset at the time, and how well you feel mentally at whatever point.

    not the be all end all of having a good trip though.

    the time i had a bad trip, i was with my closest friends, and i'd just finished my exams, so i was in a massively positive mindset. acid can do you over, no matter what the situation is.
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