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What are Hallucinogens?

Hallucinogens are psychoactive drugs that can alter your state of consciousness. These changes affect your thoughts, mood, and perception as well as other changes. Most hallucinogens can be categorized as either psychedelics, dissociatives, or deliriants.

Types of hallucinogens: LSD, mescaline, psilocybin (mushrooms), PCP, cannabis, ecstasy, ketamine, salvia, and others. The term hallucinogen refers to many different drugs, which are often called “psychedelic” drugs.

How can you tell if your teen is using hallucinogens?

Potential side effects and symptoms:

  • Hallucinations
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mixed senses (“seeing” sounds or “hearing” colors)
  • Excessive sweating
  • Paranoia
  • Weight loss
  • Memory loss
  • Anxiety
  • Depression and suicidal thoughts
  • Persistent psychosis/hallucinations
  • Speech problems
  • Social withdrawal and disorganization

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Hallucinates are illegal for anyone any age to use. However, Oregon recently passed a 2020 ballot measure making it the first state to both decriminalize psilocybin use. Colorado followed with a similar measure in 2022. The use, sale, and possession of psilocybin in the United States is illegal under federal law. Law enforcement and police are trained to know the signs of someone who may have used hallucinogens. While the risks of use depend on the hallucinogen used, they all have do
dangerous potential outcomes. If a person takes a high dose of PCP, they could have a seizure, go into
a coma, or even die.

Even if you think your friends are using psychedelics for recreational use, the fun can turn deadly in a matter of minutes. The latest research shows that 1.5 percent of young people between ages 12 and 17 had used hallucinogens in the past year in 2018.

If you suspect your teen is using psychedlic drugs or if you know someone who needs treatment for addiciton, give us a call today. Our counselors are here 24/7.

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