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What are Hallucinogenic Drug Effects?
Hallucinogenic drugs are among the oldest known group of drugs used for their ability to alter human perception and mood. For centuries, many of the naturally occurring hallucinogenic drugs found in plants and fungi have been used for a variety of shamanistic practices. In more recent years, a number of synthetic hallucinogenic drugs have been produced, some of which are much more potent than their naturally occurring counterparts.
The biochemical, pharmacological and physiological basis for hallucinogenic activity is not well understood. Even the name for this class of hallucinogenic drugs is not ideal, since they do not always produce hallucinations. Common hallucinogenic drug effects typically include:
- Changes in perception, thought and mood
- Elevated heart rate
- Increased blood pressure
- Dilated pupils
- Perceptual distortion
- Disorders of thought
- Disorders associated with time and space
Abuse of Hallucinogenic Drugs
The abuse of hallucinogenic drugs in the United States received a great deal of public attention in the 1960s and 1970s. A subsequent decline in their use in the 1980s may be attributed to real or perceived hazards associated with taking these drugs; however, there was a resurgence of the use of hallucinogenic drugs in the 1990s. Mushrooms, LSD, and ecstasy became popular among junior and senior high school students who used hallucinogenic drugs.
Today, young adults ages 18-25 are most likely to have used hallucinogenic drugs. Though hallucinogenic drugs are neuro-toxic to humans, the most common danger they pose is impaired judgment, which often leads to rash decisions and accidents.
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