Spring 2010 hallucinogens morgan allison

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Spring 2010 hallucinogens morgan allison

  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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