Lsd & Other Hallucinogens

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Lsd & Other Hallucinogens

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

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