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The Influence in Dane County WI.
What are hallucinogens?
Hallucinogens (also known as 'psychedelics') can make a person see, hear, smell, feel or taste things that aren't really there or are different from how they are in reality.
Some plants such as magic mushrooms can cause hallucinations. Hallucinogens such as LSD can also be made in a lab.
Types of Hallucinogens
LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide)
Mescaline (peyote cactus)
Effects of hallucinogens
There is no safe level of drug use. Use of any drug always carries some risk. It's important to be careful when taking any type of drug.
Hallucinogens affect everyone differently, based on:
The effects of hallucinogens can last for 4 to 12 hours and can be different depending on which type of hallucinogen is used. The following may be experienced during this time:
Sometimes a 'bad trip' may be experienced, involving a disturbing hallucination. This can lead to panic and risky behaviour, like running across a road or attempting suicide. If a large amount or a strong batch is taken the negative effects of hallucinogens are more likely.
In the following days after using hallucinogens, the following may be experienced:
Long term effects
People who regularly use hallucinogens may eventually experience flashbacks. Flashbacks are hallucinations that occur weeks, months or even years after the drug was last taken. This can be disturbing, especially when the hallucination is frightening.
Flashbacks can be brought on by using other drugs, stress, tiredness or exercise and usually last for a minute or two.
In addition to flashbacks, regular use of hallucinogens may eventually cause:
Using hallucinogens with other drugs
The effects of taking hallucinogens with other drugs − including over-the-counter or prescribed medications − can be unpredictable and dangerous, and could cause:
Psychological withdrawal symptoms are more common than physical symptoms, but as hallucinogens are a range of different drugs, it's not possible to be specific about withdrawal symptoms. People withdrawing from hallucinogens may experience: