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Hallucinogenics: Acid, Dust and ‘ Shrooms. Psychology 3506. Introduction . Basically, substances that, at less than toxic doses,produce hallucination. LSD Hoffman Ingested .25 mg (that is a LOT of acid) Made illegal in the States (and here) in the early, mid 60s. LSD.

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Hallucinogenics acid dust and shrooms

Hallucinogenics: Acid, Dust and ‘Shrooms

Psychology 3506


Introduction
Introduction

  • Basically, substances that, at less than toxic doses,produce hallucination.

  • LSD

    • Hoffman

    • Ingested .25 mg (that is a LOT of acid)

    • Made illegal in the States (and here) in the early, mid 60s


LSD

  • Usually taken orally, though hits can be taken anywhere with mucous membranes

    • Mouth

    • Eye

    • Ummm, etc


Lsd and other 5ht like drugs
LSD and other 5Ht like drugs

  • About a 110 minute half life

  • Magic Mushrooms are similar

    • psilocybin

    • Timothy Leary started out with these, Tune In, Turn on, Drop out

  • Morning Glory Seeds

  • Harmine

  • Bufotenine (toad licking!)


Ne and ach like drugs and a few others
NE and Ach like drugs and a few others….

  • MDMA

  • STP

  • Mescaline

  • Nutmeg!

  • Mandrake

  • Deadly nightshade

  • PCP (Angel Dust)

  • Special K


Tolerance etc
Tolerance, etc.

  • Develops quickly and disappears

  • Little or no withdrawal

  • Rarely self administered by non humans

  • Biggest effects are perceptual


Good stuff
Good Stuff?

  • Promising new research using LSD and end of life care

  • Gasser et al (2014)

  • ‘gained valuable insight’

  • Clinical trial for use of MDMA for PTSD is under way in BC


Bad stuff
Bad stuff

  • OD is exceedingly rare for acid and mushrooms

  • Psychotic reactions are possible

  • Flashbacks

  • Chromosomal damage?


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