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Drug Info: LSD-Halucinogens

Acid, trips, tabs,blotters, microdots, dots.Hallucinogens are strong mood-changing drugs with unpredictable psychological effects. LSD, or “acid,” is sold as tablets, capsules, liquid, or on absorbent paper.

¼ inch square of paper, often with a picture on one side, which are swallowed. Microdots and dots are tiny tablets.

PCP is illegally manufactured as tablets, capsules, or colored powder and can be snorted, smoked, or eaten. Other hallucinogens can come in many forms, including plants and cough suppressants.

Hallucinogens powerfully affect the brain, distorting the way the senses work and changing impressions of time and space.  People who use these drugs have a hard time concentrating, communicating, or telling the difference between reality and illusion.
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ffects, known as a ‘trip,’ can last for 8 to 12 hours;

Using hallucinogens increases your heart rate and blood pressure.  This rapid increase can lead to heart and lung failure, possibly causing coma or even death.  At low to moderate doses, PCP use causes breathing to become shallow, and flushing and profuse sweating occur.  Generalized numbness of the extremities and loss of muscular coordination also may occur.

users will experience their surroundings in a very different way;

sense of movement and time may speed up or slow down;

objects, colors and sounds may be distorted

Because hallucinogens alter your brain, they can affect the way you move, react to situations, think, hear and see.  These drugs skew your perception of time, reality and the environment around you. Once a trip starts it cannot be stopped;

users may have a ‘bad trip’, which can be terrifying;

‘flashbacks’ may be experienced where parts of a trip are re-lived some time after the event;

can complicate mental health problems.