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1 Hallucinogens

2 LSD Lysergic acid diethylamide

3 Classification Hallucinogen

4 Tolerance- Yes/mild to moderate Physical Dependence-? Psychological Dependence- Yes/strong

5 Slang Names Acid Blotter acid Microdot White lightning Blue star Red pyramid Window pane Green or red dragon

6 Appearance Tablets Capsules liquid Powder Tattoos Stickers stamps

7 How abused Ingested in almost any absorbent material Absorbed through the skin

8 Effects Distortion of reality (user “see sounds” and “hear colors” Numbness Detachment from one’s surroundings Delusions Hallucinations Happiness excitedness

9 Dangers Severe mood swings Paranoia Impaired thinking and judgment Genetic changes Depression Suicidal tendencies accidents

10 Unexpected and unexplained outbursts of violence

11 Someone using LSD may become less aware of risks from the environment

12 Bad Trip Unpleasant psychological reactions including feelings of panic, confusion, suspiciousness, anxiety and loss of control. User of LSD has no control over how the drug will effect them.

13 Some LSD users experience severe, terrifying thoughts and feelings, fear of losing control, fear of insanity and death, and despair while using LSD

14 Flashback When the user of LSD experiences a recurrence of the psychedelic effects long after use of the drug ceases.

15 Other forms of LSD Jell-O Blotter acid Sugar cubes Gel-tab s

16 Other LSD facts: LSD is colorless, odorless and tasteless.

17 3 to 5 micrograms will produce an effect. Most hits of LSD are around 150-300 micrograms.

18 LSD is the most powerful of the hallucinogens.

19 LSD has no medical uses.

20 1 kilo or 2.2 pounds of LSD will make every man, woman and child in New York City high.

21 LSD’s effect is totally unpredictable

22 The effects of LSD can last up to 24 hours

23 Normal Spider Web. Spider Web on LSD Spider Web on Caffeine


25 End LSD Notes


27 PCP PCP is a white crystalline powder that is readily soluble in water or alcohol

28 First introduced as a street drug in the 1960s, PCP quickly gained a reputation as a drug that could cause bad reactions and was not worth the risk

29 After using PCP once, many people will not knowingly use it again

30 Classification Hallucinogen

31 Tolerance- Yes/high? Physical Dependence- Yes/high Psychological Dependence- Yes/high

32 Slang Names Angel Dust, Supergrass, killer Weed, Embalming Fluid, and Rocket Fuel

33 Appearance Tablet Capsule Powder Liquid It is commonly applied to a leafy material, such as parsley, mint, oregano or marijuana, and smoked

34 How abused Smoked Snorted Injected Eaten

35 Effects The drug's effects are as varied as its appearance

36 Effects start in 2 to 5 minutes if smoked or up to an hour if eaten.

37 PCP can stay in a person's body for a long time; the half-life of PCP ranges from 11 to 51 hours.

38 Users have no way of knowing how much PCP they are taking. This makes PCP especially dangerous.

39 A moderate amount of PCP often causes the user to feel detached, distant and estranged from his surroundings.

40 Numbness, slurred speech and loss of coordination may be accompanied by a sense of strength and invulnerability. A blank stare, rapid and involuntary eye movements, and an exaggerated gait are among the more observable effects.

41 Dangers first introduced as a street drug in the late 1960s and quickly gained a reputation as a drug that could cause bad reactions and was not worth the risk

42 People who use PCP for long periods report memory loss, speech difficulties, depression, and weight loss.

43 When given psychomotor tests, PCP users show loss of fine motor skills and short-term memories. Mood disorders also have been reported.

44 Other PCP facts: PCP was first used on humans as an anesthetic in the 1950’s. Quickly discontinued due to ill effects by patients.

45 Used legally as an animal tranquilizer until 1979

46 New trend in PCP use a combination of embalming fluid, tobacco, marijuana, mint leaves and PCP; causes numbness, dizziness, blurred vision, distorted sense of place or time, fits of rage/violent behavior, paranoia, may lead to schizophrenia street terms: dust, fry, illy, wet

47 Many believe it to be one of the most dangerous drugs of abuse

48 PCP is often sold as a substitute for other drugs, causing panic in unsuspecting users.

49 Even in low doses, PCP produces harmful psychological effects. One dose may produce physical effects that last for months.

50 The End

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