Drugs Information, what you really should know about, drugs facts on and facts about Hallucinogenic drugs and hallucinogens
A Guide for worried parents, teenagers who are using drugs or thinking about using drugs and anyone who wants to know more about the subject.
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Hallucinogenic drugs are
substances that distort the perception of objective reality. The most
well-known hallucinogens include phencyclidine, otherwise known as
PCP, angel dust, or loveboat; lysergic acid diethylamide, commonly
known as LSD or acid; mescaline and peyote; and psilocybin, or
"magic' mushrooms. Under the influence of hallucinogens, the senses
of direction, distance, and time become disoriented. These drugs can
produce unpredictable, erratic, and violent behavior in users that
sometimes leads to serious injuries and death. The effect of
hallucinogens can last for 12 hours.
LSD / Acid
|Physical risks associated with using hallucinogens:|
|increased heart rate and blood pressure||sleeplessness and tremors||lack of muscular coordination||sparse, mangled, and incoherent speech|
|decreased awareness of touch and pain that can result in self-inflicted injuries||convulsions||coma; heart and lung failure|
|Psychological risks associated with using hallucinogens:|
|a sense of distance and estrangement||depression, anxiety, and paranoia||violent behavior||confusion, suspicion, and loss of control|
|flashbacks||behavior similar to schizophrenic psychosis||catatonic syndrome whereby the user becomes mute, lethargic, disoriented, and makes meaningless repetitive movements|
Everyone reacts differently to hallucinogens-there's no way to predict if you can avoid a "bad trip."
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