Dangers of Hallucinogens

What is a Hallucinogen?

Hallucinogens are drugs that makes you see the world differently. Hallucinogens are a diverse group of drugs that alter your perception of reality. They affect the brain to make sights, sounds, feelings and how you judge time very unreal. They cause changes in emotion, memory and judgment.

Names of Hallucinogens

LSD street names are acid, tabs, hits, window pane just to name a few. LSD is made from fungus that grows on grains. It was originally made as a medicine but was unsafe.

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What can it do to your body?

Hallucinogens are drugs that affect the way your body feels and reacts to the world and how you see things. Hallucinogens makes you picture images in your head that are not real and make you feel all weird, nauseous, dizzy and make you throw up. Some side effects include:

  • Changes in personality and mood

  • Mood swings

  • Hallucinations

  • Delusions

  • Intense fear

  • Confused senses, like "seeing sounds" and "hearing colors"

  • Dilated pupils

  • Increased body temperature

  • Sweating

  • Loss of appetite

  • Sleeplessness

  • Dry mouth

  • Tremors

Using LSD is a problem because:

  • Scary hallucinations can make people panic, which can lead them into dangerous situations such as suicide

  • LSD "flashbacks" are very common, with the drug's effects returning without warning from a few days to a year later.

  • Users develop tolerance, that they need more and more of the drug to get the same effect.

Examples of the drug within the category?

Some examples of hallucinogens are magic mushrooms, acid (LSD), ketamine, PCP, dextromethorphan and peyote (mescaline drug). The 'hallucinations' which are caused by some of these kinds of drugs may make you see, hear, smell, taste or feel things that are not real.

Where can you get help?

  • Family or friend
  • Pharmacist
  • Doctor
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