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1 Hallucinogens

2 What is a Hallucinogen Hallucinogens are psychedelic drugs, meaning they alter your perception of the world, your emotions, and your brain functions. Drugs like PCP, mescaline, peyote, ecstasy, and even marijuana are considered hallucinogens because they can cause you to hallucinate—you may see things that aren’t really there. Hallucinogens are psychedelic drugs, meaning they alter your perception of the world, your emotions, and your brain functions. Drugs like PCP, mescaline, peyote, ecstasy, and even marijuana are considered hallucinogens because they can cause you to hallucinate—you may see things that aren’t really there.

3 The 4 Types of Hallucinogens Serotonin-like hallucinogens Norepinephrine-like hallucinogens Acetylcholine-like hallucinogens Glutamate-like hallucinogens

4 Serotonin-like hallucinogens

5 Norepinephrine-like hallucinogens

6 Acetylcholine-like hallucinogens

7 Glutamate-like hallucinogens

8 Signs & Symptoms of Use  Extremely dilated pupils.  Warm skin, excessive perspiration and body odor.  Distorted sense of sight, hearing, touch; distorted image of self and time perception.  Mood and behavior changes, the extent depending on emotional state of the user and environmental conditions  Unpredictable flashback episodes even long after withdrawal (although these are rare).

9 What are the risks associated with pregnancy and hallucinogen use? The use of LSD and other hallucinogens while pregnant may cause uterine contractions which can lead to a miscarriage.

10 Chronic / long term use  Extreme changes in behavior and mood; depression, violent behavior  Catatonic syndrome (person may sit in a trance-like state)  Anxiety, fearfulness  Trembling hands  Chills  Irregular breathing  Sweating  Distorted senses of light, hearing, touch, smell, and perception of time.  Increase in blood pressure, heart rate and blood sugar  Generallized numbness of extremities and loss of muscular co-ordination  Large doses of hallucinogens may cause convulsions convulsions ruptured blood vessels in the brain and, ruptured blood vessels in the brain and, irreversible brain damage. irreversible brain damage.

11 Symptoms of hallucinogen overdose  Longer, more intense trip  Psychosis  Muscle spasms and seizures  Loss of coordination  Convulsions  Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea  Catatonic syndrome (person may sit in a trance-like state)  Heart/lung failure  Ruptured blood vessels in the brain  Coma  Death

12 Hallucinogen Q&A Time!!! What is MDMA? What is MDMA? Give me an example of and SSRI? Give me an example of and SSRI? Bufotenin comes from what? Bufotenin comes from what? *What is it? *What is it? What is a K-Hole? What is a K-Hole? Mescaline Comes from what? Mescaline Comes from what? Ecstasy Ecstasy Celexa, Lexapro, luvox, Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft Celexa, Lexapro, luvox, Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft Cane Toad Cane Toad *Venom *Venom When users' bodies are virtually paralyzed, while the sense of self feels removed from the body When users' bodies are virtually paralyzed, while the sense of self feels removed from the body Peyote cactus or the bean family Peyote cactus or the bean family

13 What is the name of the root seen in movies such as Harry Potter? What is the name of the root seen in movies such as Harry Potter? What is a Hallucinogen? What is a Hallucinogen? What are some types of hallucinogens? What are some types of hallucinogens? What is a risk associated with pregnancy? What is a risk associated with pregnancy? Mandrake Root Mandrake Root Hallucinogens are psychedelic drugs that alter your perception Hallucinogens are psychedelic drugs that alter your perception Mushrooms, LSD, Cane toads, Mandrake roots, Mescaline, PCP etc Mushrooms, LSD, Cane toads, Mandrake roots, Mescaline, PCP etc Miscarrage Miscarrage

14 What are the 2 most widely used hallucinogens in North America? What are the 2 most widely used hallucinogens in North America? LSD is a fungas that grows on grains such as? LSD is a fungas that grows on grains such as? How do people do mushrooms? How do people do mushrooms? How long does it take for LSD to kick in? How long does it take for LSD to kick in? *How long can it last? *How long can it last? Acid-LSD and Mushrooms- Psilocybin Acid-LSD and Mushrooms- Psilocybin Rye Rye Eat raw, cook, drink in a tea or dry them to smoke. Eat raw, cook, drink in a tea or dry them to smoke min min * up to 12 hrs * up to 12 hrs

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