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Group 6 Table Of Contents • What are Hallucinogens? 1 • How are Hallucinogens used? 2 • What are some of the medical 3 complications? • How do Hallucinogens produce their 4 effects? • What are effects of Hallucinogens? 5 • Where can we get further information 6 about Hallucinogens? • Other relevant information 7 • Other names for LSD 8 • Quiz 9 What are Hallucinogens? • Hallucinogens are drugs that cause hallucinations (profound distortions in a person’s perceptions of reality) 1 How are Hallucinogens used? • Hallucinogens are sold mainly in tablets and capsules, but they can also be found in liquid form. • Specifically, LSD can be added to absorbent paper and dissolved on the tongue. 2 What are some of the medical complications? • “Trips” can be frightening and can result in panic attacks. • While on “trips,” your perceptions are distorted and you are especially prone to injury. 3 How do Hallucinogens produce their effects? • Hallucinogens disrupt the interaction between serotonin and nerve cells. • Serotonin is involved in the control of your mood, muscles, sensory perception, and many other things. 4 What are effects of Hallucinogens? Short Term Long Term • Pupil dilation • Damages fetuses • Euphoria • A feeling of • Perspiration being one with a • Sleeplessness higher spirit (only in frequent • Rapid mood swings users) • Hallucinations (duh!) • Can cause flashbacks days after use 5 Where can we get further information about Hallucinogens? • http://www.adolescent-substance- • This website abuse.com/signs-acid.html provides symptoms to look for in teens who might be using LSD. • http://www.gdcada.org/statistics/lsd.htm • The website gives basic information on LSD. 6 Other relevant information • LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is the most widely used hallucinogen. • LSD is known as the “hippie drug”. • While on LSD, users can imagine an alternate reality, which is often animated. 7 Acid Doses Blotter Cid Sugar Dots Window Pane Trips Tabs Strawberry Fields Peace Paper Sunshine Squirrel 8 QUIZ! 1. What are Hallucinogens? Drugs that cause hallucinations 2. How are Hallucinogens used? In tablets, capsules, paper, and liquid form. 3. Name 3 short term effects of LSD. 4. Name 1 long term effect of LSD. 5. Identify 5 street names for LSD.
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