Hallucinogens

Hallucinogens

WHAT ARE THEY?

 

Hallucinogens are a large class of illegal drugs. Some varieties of hallucinogens are found in nature, including psilocybin mushrooms and peyote.1 Man-made hallucinogens include; ​​ecstasy​, ​Molly, LSD and ​angel dust​.   

In most cases, the person with SUD does not get the pure form of any of these drugs. In fact, most Ecstasy and Molly have at least 20 different ingredients. Sometimes its mixed with heroin.2

What seems like fun can be very dangerous 

SIGNS SOMEONE IS MISUSING:

 

  • nausea inability to sleep

  • loss of appetite

  • irrational behavior

  • vivid hallucinations

  • slurred speech

  • irrational behavior

HOW THEY'RE TAKEN:

 

  • swallowed in pill, tablet, or liquid form 

  • snorted

  • injected

  • inhaled

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What they do to you:

Hallucinogens alter a user’s thoughts and feelings, distort the user’s perception of reality, through vivid hallucinations. Short term side effects could include increased heart rate, panic, and nausea.

  1. “Well-Known Mechanism Underlies Benzodiazepines' Addictive Properties.” NIDA Notes, 19 April 2012.

  2. NIDA for Teens. Prescription Depressant Medications.