Hallucinogens

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Hallucinogens

Hallucinogens

Hallucinogenic, also known as dissociative drugs are drugs that disrupt neurotransmitters in the brain, causing the user to see hallucinations. (Examples: LSD, Salvia, Ketamine, Magic Mushrooms)

Physical: of, affecting, or relating to the state of the body.

Effects of Hallucinogens

-Dilated Pupils-Profuse Sweating-Dry Mouth-Tremors-Nausea-Numbness

-Increased Heart Rate (Brainstem)-High Blood Pressure (Brainstem)-Dizziness (Cerebellum)-Loss of Appetite (Hypothalamus)-Mood Swings (Frontal Lobe)-Anxiety (Frontal Lobe)

Phsychological: of, affecting, or arising in the mind; related to the mental and emotional state of a person.

Addiction

Each type of hallucinogen has its own addictive component. For example, in magic mushrooms, the addictive chemical is psylobicin. In LSD it is lysergic acid diethylamide. One can become addicted as with any other drug - frequent use.

Medical Use

Hallucinogens have been found to be beneficial in many ways in the medical field. Using hallucinogens can help patients with PTSD come to terms with the event that caused their illness. An African hallucinogen called Ibogaine is showing promising results in the curing of addiction to narcotics and alcohol.

Legal Ramifications

While having been researched in the medical field, it is still illegal to possess any type of hallucinogen. Possession of LSD with the intent of distributing it can result in up to 2million dollars in fines and up to 5 years in prison. Possession of PCP can result in even more serious consequences.

Jacob Loosen, Hour 7


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