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    • LSD & Other Hallucinogens By: Joshua Petrie
      • Hallucinogens
        • Category of drugs that affect the brain in such a way that a person’s perceptions – meaning their sights, sounds, feelings, and how they judge time – become very different and unreal.
        • Can cause changes with emotions, memory, and judgment.
    • Hallucinogens Through Time
      • Used by the natives to enhance visions during sprite quests
      • Used by Egyptian & Roman woman to enhance their beauty
      • During medieval times, witches used herbs for divination and potions.
      • Used by Doctors
    • LSD K Shrooms What's your poison? E PCP Mescaline
    • LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide)
      • A.K.A Acid
      • Most potent hallucinogen
      • Unpredictable effects
      • Taken Orally as a pill or tab
      • Can be Psychologically addictive
    • PCP (Phencyclidine
      • A.K.A – Angel Dust, Supergrass
      • Seriously dangerous hallucinogen
      • Can be a stimulant, depressant, or anesthetic
      • Comes in tablet, powder, and pill form
      • Can be taken orally or smoked
      • Can lead to seizures, comas, or death
    • Mescaline
      • A.K.A Peyote
      • Comes from a cactus, been used for centuries
      • Smoked or eaten
      • Causes hallucinations
      • Can cause long-term mental illness
    •  
    • Mushrooms (Psilocybin)
      • A.K.A “Shrooms, Shroomies, Magic Mushrooms.”
      • Eaten or brewed in tea
      • Popular amongst teenagers and young adults
    • Ketamine
      • Strong Stimulant
      • Can be dissolved into drinks, smoked, or injected
      • Causes feelings of invulnerability, numbness, and can be highly addictive
    • Ecstasy
      • Created in 1912
      • Used as an appetite suppressant in 1914
      • Late ’70s and early ’80s – used as a psychotherapeutic tool by therapists
      • Pressed pills
      • Powder – Capsule
      • Wide range of logos
      • May be counterfeit
        • LSD
        • KETAMINE
        • HEROIN
        • METH
      MDMA
    • Signs of Use
      • Dilated pupils
      • Profuse sweating
      • Happy & friendly
      • Continuous speech
      • Tremors
    • Serotonin
      • A Neurotransmitter that regulates:
        • Aggression
        • Mood
        • Sleep
        • Sexual activity
      • MDMA can damage the brains ability to produce serotonin, which can lead to permanent depression
    •  
    • Side Effects
    • Psychological effects
      • Depression
      • Anxiety
      • Confusion
      • Sleeplessness
      • Drug craving
      • Paranoia
    • Acute Complications
      • Convulsions
      • Seizures
      • Depression
      • Stroke
      • Hyperthermia – a potentially fatal rise in body temperature
      • Kidney failure
      • Liver damage
      • Respiratory failure
      • Disintegration of muscle tissue
      • Coma
      • Death
    • Salvia
    • Something to think about…
      •  1. Though hallucinogens are not physically addictive, they are known to create psychological dependence.            What are some ways in which a dependence on hallucinogens might affect your life?
      •  2. Do you believe it’s all right to use hallucinogens in spiritual and religious practices? Why, or why not? 
    • References
      • http://www.camh.net/About_Addiction_Mental_Health/Drug_and_Addiction_Information/hallucinogens_dyk.html
        • CAMH: Centre for addiction and mental Health.
      • Drugs, Behavior, & Modern Society. Charles F. Levinthal
      • www.drugfacts.ca
      • www.getsmartaboutdrugs.com
      • Videos found on www.youtube.com
      • www.streetdrugs.org
      • www.drugfree.org
      • Pictures provided by: www.google.ca