COMMON STREET NAMES:
LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide): Acid, Blotter. Looney Toons, California Sunshine, Cid, Doses, Dots, Golden Dragon, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, Microdots, Purple Heart, Window Pane, Zen, Yellow Sunshine. Mushrooms (Psilocybin): Shrooms, Caps, Buttons, Boomers, Magic Mushrooms. PCP (Phencyclidine): Angel Dust, Boat, Ozone, Wack, Hog, Lovely, Supergrass, Tic Toc, Zoom, Shermans, Supergrass, Killer Weed, Rocket Fuel. Ecstasy: E, X, XTC, MDMA, Molly. DMT (Dimethyltryptamine), Peyote (spineless cactus): Mescaline, Tops, Mesc, Britton, Seni, Half Moon, Button, Nubs
Hallucinogens affect your brain and the way it interprets reality. Your ability to hear, see, think, and react is altered and time and space becomes unclear. Users can see, hear and feel things that do not exist.
In addition to the altered sense of reality, using Hallucinogens greatly increase heart rate, blood pressure, and can cause sudden heart and lung failure. Users can be put into a coma as well.
Many PCP users experience deep psychological effects including delusions and extreme paranoia. Loss of muscle control, speech and flashbacks can occur, even months or years after use. Users often become violent, aggressive, and suicidal.
The body quickly forms a tolerance to Hallucinogens so more and more of the drug is needed to experience the same effects. Taking stronger doses leads to greater risk of an overdose and death.
IS THIS DRUG ADDICTIVE:
Yes, using Hallucinogens can create physical and psychological dependencies.
SIGNS OF DRUG USE AND ABUSE:
Depending on the type of Hallucinogen and dose, signs of use may include:
Shallow breathing, Profuse sweating, Aggressiveness, Numbness of extremities, Dilated pupils and jittering eyeballs, Paranoia, Distorted sense of reality, Problems with speech, Irrational behavior and thoughts.
PCP can be snorted, smoked, injected or swallowed. It comes in a powder or liquid and is often applied to a leafy material such as mint, parsley, oregano, tobacco, or marijuana when used for smoking. Mushrooms can be eaten whole or is dried and put in capsules. LSD and Ecstasy are commonly in liquid form and applied to paper and dissolved on tongue or added to candies and eaten. Peyote is often made into a tea or chewed.
Taking Hallucinogens with other drugs such as Benzodiazepines or alcohol can quickly lead to respiratory failure and coma.
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