Hallucinogens

Hallucinogens

What are they?
Hallucinogens are drugs that change a person’s mental state to the point where their senses are affected. Hallucinogens include a wide variety of substances including angel dust, magic mushrooms, LSD or acid.

 

Immediate Behavior Effects
  • Change in mood
  • Change in perception (vision/hearing etc.)
  • Panic due to loss of control
  • Unpredictable behavior
  • Violent behavior
  • Anxiety
  • Bad trips or unpleasant episodes may
    occur with the use of this drug.
  • Flashbacks where the user re-
    experiences the effects of a bad trip days,
    weeks, or years after the use of the drug
Immediate Physical Effects
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure
  • Lack of muscular control
  • Incoherent speech
  • Decreased awareness of touch and pain that can result in self-inflicted injuries
  • Convulsions
Long Term Effects
  • Brain Damage
  • Impaired memory and poor attention
    span
  • Permanent personality change
  • Suicide
  • Death