Hallucinogenic drugs are known to significantly distort one’s view of reality. There is an extremely wide variety of hallucinogens that are available – such as LSD and Peyote, among several others.

There are many potential side effects, both short and long term – a few examples are outlined below.

Short term:

  • tingling feelings, tremors or convulsions
  • extreme mood swings
  • sweating or chills
  • harm to self or others
Long term:

  • flashbacks
  • severe depression
  • death
Along with the effects listed above, blackouts are also common – and they can happen long after the use of the drug, regardless of how much time has passed. In regards to LSD, seizures are a prominent side effect, which can cause damage to the brain. The dependency on hallucinogenic drugs is a physiological dependence, rather than physical, and it can become very dangerous.

Warning signs of Hallucinogenic Drug Use:

  • Sleeplessness
  • Lack of coordination
  • Becoming secretive and/or defensive
  • Poor judgement
  • Risk taking behavior and acting out
  • Floating or dilated pupils
  • crash of energy and acting lethargic

If your loved one is addicted to hallucinogenics, they may experience delusions that the drug is an absolute necessity.

The best way to save yourself or a loved one, is to seek treatment.

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