Hallucinogens are drugs that induce hallucinations, or in simple terms: intense change in perception of a personâ€™s reality and awareness of his or her surroundings. They can either be obtained from natural sources, such as plants and mushrooms, or manufactured synthetically. There are two main types of hallucinogens: classic hallucinogens, such as LSD, and dissociative drugs, such as PCP. Under the influence of hallucinogens, a person can escape reality and have visions and sensations that may seem outer-worldly. Hallucinogens affect the brain as well as the rest of the human body and may affect hunger, sleep, body temperature, sex drive and body movements.
Some other common effects of hallucinogens include numbness of body, lack of self-awareness and self-control, nausea, vomiting, loss of vision, increased heart rate and breathing problems. Higher doses of these drugs can lead to amnesia, extreme panic, anger issues, and when used with high alcohol doses, can result in cardiac arrest, coma or even death.
If you feel any of these symptoms yourself or notice someone else under the influence of hallucinogens, get medical help immediately. IntoTreatment can give you the direction and help you need when battling hallucinogen addiction.