Hallucinogens

By:Montserrat Rodke

What is it?

Hallucinogens is a drug category,this category includes drugs such as:LSD,Peyote cactus,and PCP just to name a few.

What was they originally made for?

Some hallucinogens have been used as medicine to treat certain disorders,i.e. obsessive-compulsive disorder(OCD) yet given under controlled circumstances. Hallucinogens were also used by humans for multiple centuries in spiritual practices worldwide.

How are hallucinogens used now?

Now hallucinogens are used as a street drugs and people take them in order for:

  • Drastic change in sensory perception
  • Distorted sense of visuals, auditory, body, time and space
  • Altered perception of oneself
  • Hallucinations
  • Relaxation
  • Happiness and Satisfaction
  • Euphoria

How are they made or grown?

Psilocybin mushrooms and peyote cactus are both plants therefore grown. Unfortunately ,most are made in labs i.e. LSD and PCP.

How do you get it in your system?

LSD:It can be sold in tablets,blotter sheets, capsules, and occasionally, liquid form;it is then taken orally.

Peyote:Can be sold in tea,or liquid form even though you can chew the disc shaped buttons that are dried,although users say that that this method is very bitter.

PCP:Can be sold in tablets,capsules,and colored power forms;it is taken by snorting it,smoked,or taken orally.

Effects on the Brain

  • Causes people to hallucinate,making people see images,hear sounds,and feel sensations that are nonexistent.
  • Some of these drugs can create horrible rapid or intense mood swings.
  • Can disrupt the parts of the brain that control behavioral,hunger,muscle control and body temperature just to name a few.

Effects on the Body

  • Dilated pupils
  • An increase in heart rate
  • Uncoordinated movements,also referred to as ataxia
  • Nausea/vomiting

Average cost per usage?

LSD:Sells for anywhere to 3 to 25 dollars depending were you get it.Average cost $10 per hit.

Peyote:$4 to $8 per button. Around 10 buttons are needed.

Psilocybin mushrooms:Sell for about 15 dollars for an eighth of an ounce

Consequences? Jail time?


  • First Offense:Is no less than 5 yrs, and not more than 40 yrs.


Also, if death or serious injury results, the minimum is 20 years or more than life.

Fine not to exceed $2 million.


  • Second Offense: no less than 10 yrs, and no more than life.Also,if death or serious injury happens; life imprisonment.The fine cannot to exceed $4 million.

Street names?

LSD:Cid,loony toons,acid,golden dragon,pane,boomers,and tab.

Psilocybin mushrooms:Magic mushrooms,shrooms,blue meanies,and liberty caps.

PCP:Angle dust and peace pill.

Where can I get help?

Substance Abuse Treatment Unit

9 N 4th Ave

Marshalltown, IA 50158


Substance Abuse Treatment Unit

9 N 4th Ave

Marshalltown, IA 50158


Area Substance Abuse Council - ASAC

3601 16th Ave SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Resourses:


"Erowid LSD (Acid) Vault: Basics." Erowid LSD (Acid) Vault: Basics. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2015.


"DrugFacts: Hallucinogens - LSD, Peyote, Psilocybin, and PCP." DrugFacts: Hallucinogens. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2015.


"LSD: Penalties for Sale and Possession." LSD: Penalties for Sale and Possession. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2015.


~~~Hallucinogens pamphlets


**All images were taken from Google.**