March 6, 2009, Newsletter Issue #224: What Are Hallucinogens

Tip of the Week

A hallucinogenic drug is one that causes the user to have psychotic-like sensations and feelings of detachment and unreality. The user may "hear" colors or "see" music. The walls may look like they're melting. The user has a distorted view of objects and sounds. Users can also have hallucinations and delusions - seeing things that aren't there, and believing things that are impossible such as believing they can fly. LSD, psyillocybin mushrooms, peyote (mescaline) and jimsonweed are examples of hallucinogenic drugs. The "trip" lasts for about five hours, and mimics mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or delusional disorder. The hallucinogenic drugs are extremely dangerous; they are stored in the fatty areas of the body, such as the brain, and cause "flashbacks" days, months, or even years after the drug has been taken.

About LifeTips

Now one of the top on-line publishers in the world, LifeTips offers tips to millions of monthly visitors. Our mission mission is to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. Expert writers earn dough for what they know. And exclusive sponsors in each niche topic help us make-it-all happen.

Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Substance Abuse Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
George Sayour
Buy My Book