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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