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Hallucinogens

Hallucinogens include a variety of substances including LSD, Psilocybin, Phencyclidine, Ecstacy and others, all of which can be abused.

The Effects of LSD on the Brain
Science really does not completely understand specifically the effects LSD has on the human brain.

Basic Facts About PCP
Phencyclidine (PCP) was developed in the 1950s as an intravenous anesthetic, but its use was discontinued after patients who were given the drug experienced psychotic reactions.

Hallucinogens FAQs
Why Do People Take Hallucinogens? What Are the Effects of LSD? Frequently asked questions about hallucinogens.

LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide)
LSD was discovered in 1938 and is one of the most potent mood-changing chemicals. It is manufactured from lysergic acid, which is found in ergot, a fungus that grows on rye and other grains.

LSD - Commonly Abused Drugs
Profile: commercial and street names, intoxication effects and potential health consequences of using LSD.

Basic Facts About Ketamine
Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that is used as a club drug and as a date rape drug.

Ketamine Users Risk Urinary Problems
The more ketamine you use and the more often you use it, the greater the chance of developing urinary tract problems.

Mescaline - Quick Facts
Drug Profile: Commercial and street names, method of use, intoxication effects and potential health consequences for mescaline.

Psilocybin - Quick Facts
Drug Profile: Commercial and street names, method of use, intoxication effects and potential health consequences for psilocybin.

Hallucinogens
Hallucinogenic drugs usually produce so-called pseudo-hallucinations. This means that the user typically knows that what he or she is seeing, hearing, smelling, etc. is not real.

Psilocybin Mushrooms
Psilocybin mushrooms [a.k.a., 'shrooms, "Magic" Mushrooms] are a hallucinogen that are either eaten in their dried mushroom form or consumed as a white powder.

What Are the Effects of Hallucinogens?
Researchers believe that hallucinogens alter the perceptions of users by acting on neural circuits in the brain, particularly in prefrontal cortex.

What Are the Effects of Dissociative Drugs?
It is believed that PCP, ketamine and DXM and other dissociative drugs act by disrupting the chemical glutamate throughout the brain.

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