Hallucinogenic Drugs


A hallucinogen is described as a class of drug that produces distortions in perception a moderate dose. Users describe them as “mind expanding”, and often report a feeling of being transported to a new reality. They can be put in two categories: classic hallucinogens and dissociative drugs. Both can be man made or naturally grown. Other drugs can produce hallucinations at high doses, where hallucinogens do that at low moderate effects.

Classic hallucinogens work by altering parts of the brain that use serotonin. The drugs have a similar chemical structure as the serotonin neurotransmitter, and their effects are seen in the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain in charge of regulating cognition, perception, and mood. Some of the most popular hallucinogens are known under their street names as LSD, mushrooms, MDMA, Peyote, and DMT.

  1. Effects on body
    1. Long term
    2. Short term
  2. Dissociative Drugs
    2. PCP
    3. Ketamine
    4. Salvia
  3. Effects on body
    1. Long term
    2. Short term

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