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Hallucinogens. Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), Peyote, PCP, Ketamine, Mushrooms, Ecstasy. Hallucinogens. Definition - Drugs that distort perceptions and cause a person to see or hear things that are not real. Emotional experiences seem deeper and more intense.

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Hallucinogens

Hallucinogens

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), Peyote, PCP, Ketamine, Mushrooms, Ecstasy


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Hallucinogens

Definition- Drugs that distort perceptions and cause a person to see or hear things that are not real.

Emotional experiences seem deeper and more intense.

May also produce extreme anxiety, fear, paranoia, distortions


Hallucinogens
LSD

  • Taken as a tablet or absorbed.

  • Range of experiences

  • Flashback- feeling the effects of a hallucinogen long after effects worn off


Hallucinogens
LSD

  • Effects- Not easy to predict

    • Increase energy, alter mood, create strange thoughts & feelings/sensations, swings

    • Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, bizarre body sensations


Lsd long term effects
LSD Long Term Effects

Flashbacks

Some LSD users relive their experiences after the effects of the drug have worn off.

Bad Trip

A negative experience on LSD, it can leave you traumatized for days or even weeks.

Synesthesia

Sensory perceptions may blend in which a person seems to hear or feel colors and see sounds.


Mushrooms psilocybin
Mushrooms-Psilocybin

  • Similar effects as LSD

  • Eaten raw or mixed with food

  • Effects- altered perceptions of sight, sound, taste, smell, touch

    • Confusion, anxiety, panic

    • Flashbacks may occur-days, weeks



Peyote mescaline
Peyote-Mescaline

  • Small, spineless cactus in which the principal active ingredient is mescaline

  • Top of the peyote cactus, also referred to as the crown, consists of disc-shaped buttons that are cut from the roots and dried

  • Chewed or soaked in water to produce an intoxicating liquid


Hallucinogens
PCP

  • PCP (phencyclidine) was developed in the 1950s as an anesthetic. It was discontinued due to side effects.

  • White crystalline powder. It has a distinctive bitter chemical taste.

    • tablet, capsule, and colored powder that are normally snorted, smoked, or orally ingested.


Ketamine
Ketamine

  • Taken- snorted

  • Initially used as a vet tranquilizer

  • Effects- Increased awareness of senses, loss judgment


Ecstasy
Ecstasy

  • Swallowed or snorted

  • Effects- Increased awareness of senses, mild hallucinations, loss judgment, increased energy

  • The awareness of senses explains some of the rave behavior


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Ecstasy

Side Effects- muscle tension, teeth clenching, impaired learning & memory, nausea, chills, rapid/irregular heart beat, high blood pressure, heart attack, brain damage, death.

Inability to regulate temperature


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Ecstasy

  • Health Consequences- Impaired learning & memory, overheating, rapid/irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, heart attack, death

  • Depression due to receptor degeneration

  • Do you know what you are actually taking? (PMA, caffeine, cocaine, etc.)