Hallucinogens By: Allison Cullers & Morgan Smith
What it is <ul><li>Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD, Acid, Blotter) </li></ul><ul><li>Psilocybin (Magic Mushrooms, Shrooms)...
How they are made <ul><li>Hallucinogens may be synthetic (man made) or organic (occurring in nature, such as certain plant...
Forms of these Drugs <ul><li>Liquid Form </li></ul><ul><li>Tablets  </li></ul><ul><li>Capsules </li></ul><ul><li>Blotting ...
Marijuana Psilocybin (Shrooms) Ecstasy Pills
Effects <ul><li>Blurred vision;  </li></ul><ul><li>Increased breathing rate;  </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of relaxation and fe...
Statistics <ul><li>In 2008, 3.3 % of 8 th  Graders and 5.5 10 th  Graders Reported ever trying hallucinogens over their li...
Statistics Cont. <ul><li>Adolescents aged 10 through 14 are those most likely to begin using drugs and alcohol, and the af...
Hallucinogens Users    State Prisoners  Federal Prisoners  1997  2004  1997  2004  At time of offense         1.8%        ...
Long Term Use <ul><li>‘ Flashbacks', which can happen days, weeks, months or even years after taking the drug  </li></ul><...
Hallucinogen Story Drugs that play havoc with your brain  can totally mess up your life. &quot;You've got to help me,&quot...
Story Cont. <ul><li>His skin was flushed and dry. Within minutes, he went into seizures. Finally a doctor with special tox...
Resources <ul><li>http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/drugfact/hallucinogens/hallucinogens_ff.html </li></ul><ul><li>http:...
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  1. 1. Hallucinogens By: Allison Cullers & Morgan Smith
  2. 2. What it is <ul><li>Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD, Acid, Blotter) </li></ul><ul><li>Psilocybin (Magic Mushrooms, Shrooms) </li></ul><ul><li>Phencyclidine (PCP, Angel Dust, Boat, Ozone, Wack) </li></ul><ul><li>Ecstasy (E, X, XTC) </li></ul><ul><li>Marijuana </li></ul>
  3. 3. How they are made <ul><li>Hallucinogens may be synthetic (man made) or organic (occurring in nature, such as certain plants) </li></ul><ul><li>Mescaline can be naturally extracted from peyote cactus </li></ul><ul><li>New synthetic hallucinogens are more potent than naturally occurring counterparts </li></ul>
  4. 4. Forms of these Drugs <ul><li>Liquid Form </li></ul><ul><li>Tablets </li></ul><ul><li>Capsules </li></ul><ul><li>Blotting Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Squares of Gelatine </li></ul>
  5. 5. Marijuana Psilocybin (Shrooms) Ecstasy Pills
  6. 6. Effects <ul><li>Blurred vision; </li></ul><ul><li>Increased breathing rate; </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of relaxation and feeling of well-being; </li></ul><ul><li>feelings of panic; </li></ul><ul><li>Dizziness; </li></ul><ul><li>Increased heart rate and blood pressure; </li></ul><ul><li>Nausea and vomiting; </li></ul><ul><li>Increased body temperature and sweating </li></ul><ul><li>Numbness. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Statistics <ul><li>In 2008, 3.3 % of 8 th Graders and 5.5 10 th Graders Reported ever trying hallucinogens over their lifetime </li></ul>
  8. 8. Statistics Cont. <ul><li>Adolescents aged 10 through 14 are those most likely to begin using drugs and alcohol, and the afternoon hours between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. are when most new drug use by youth this age occurs </li></ul>
  9. 9. Hallucinogens Users   State Prisoners Federal Prisoners 1997 2004 1997 2004 At time of offense        1.8%       2.0%       0.8%       1.9% In month before offense    4.0    5.9    1.7    5.8 Regularly* 11.3 13.3    6.4 11.9 Ever in lifetime 28.7 32.9 19.0 25.9 * Used drugs at least once a week for at least a month
  10. 10. Long Term Use <ul><li>‘ Flashbacks', which can happen days, weeks, months or even years after taking the drug </li></ul><ul><li>They feel like they have been transported back in time and space </li></ul><ul><li>They may experience distortions of their present reality. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Hallucinogen Story Drugs that play havoc with your brain can totally mess up your life. &quot;You've got to help me,&quot; Raphael said, grabbing the emergency room doctor's arm. &quot;The leprechauns are everywhere.“ Restraining the terrified teen took five people. The &quot;friend&quot; who'd dropped Raphael off in the hospital parking lot didn't stick around to tell anyone what he'd taken.
  12. 12. Story Cont. <ul><li>His skin was flushed and dry. Within minutes, he went into seizures. Finally a doctor with special toxicology training connected Raphael's rantings about little people to the hallucinogen jimsonweed. With no time to spare, the ER team gave Raphael medicine that saved his life. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Resources <ul><li>http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/drugfact/hallucinogens/hallucinogens_ff.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.well.com/user/woa/fshallu.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.faqs.org/health/topics/56/Hallucinogens.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/pubs/2006/pdf/hallucinogens.pdf </li></ul>
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