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Other names

Acid, Trips, Tabs, Blotters, Microdots, Dots

What it looks like & how it is taken

¼ inch squares of paper, often with a picture on one side, which are swallowed.
Microdots and dots are tiny tablets

The effects

Effects are known as a ‘trip’ and can last for 8 to 12 hours
Users will experience their surroundings in a very different way
Sense of movement and time may speed up or slow down
Objects, colours and sounds may be distorted

The health risks

Once a trip starts it cannot be stopped
Users may have a ‘bad trip’, which can be terrifying
‘Flashbacks’ may be experienced where parts of a trip are re-lived some time after the event
Can complicate mental health problems

Legal Status

Class A


Possession: 7 years and a fine Supply: Life imprisonment and a fine