Psychological Effects Of Hallucinogens

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Hallucinogens are drugs that cause an individual to experience an apparent perception of something that is not actually present. Some examples of these are LSD, Psilocybin, mescaline and MDMA (also known as ecstasy). These drugs are also known as “party” or “club” drugs and individuals who typically use these drugs are also using other drugs as well. These drugs do not classify as addictive due to the lack of withdrawal symptoms (Maxwell & Spence, 2005). Populations who tend to be most at risk of using hallucinogens are individuals who are looking for a drug that they can use, but not become addicted to (Shatcher, 1968). Though there is no addictive aspect of these drugs, there is an abuse of them, but evidence of dependence on them is lacking. Treatment options are limited, but available. I think that since this drug is illegal and has many unpredictable and dangerous side effects, individuals should not even think about trying, let alone using the substance over and over again. I think that there are other safer, legal ways to cope with stress and everyday life, whether it is drugs or simply exercising. Mixing drugs could be a dangerous act in itself and should not be messed with, you never know what combination of drugs and how much of each drug will effect you, and based on the evidence of hallucinogens alone, it is too dangerous …show more content…
This especially benefits those who come from a lower income area because they will be able to spend their money on hallucinogens. It can be easy to abuse when one uses it as a coping mechanism as an adolescent. Coping with life stressors and maturation is one of the main reasons individuals use hallucinogens. Most individuals who abuse drugs, such as LSD, MDMA, psilocybin and mescaline, learned from their family, peers and other close individuals in their life (Doering-Silveira, Grob, Dobkins de Rios, Lopez, Alonso, Tacle, Da Silveira,

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