List of Hallucinogenic Drugs
Hallucinogenic drugs are any drugs with psychoactive effects. They cause change in perception, thought, and emotion. They are not physically addicting. Unlike other psychoactive drugs, hallucinogenic drugs do not amplify familiar states of mind; they induce states that are outside of regular consciousness. Memory and intellectual impairment are minimal.
List of Hallucinogenic Drugs: LSD
LSD is a psychoactive drug that can distort reality and cause hallucinations. Known as “acid,” “blotter,” or “dots,” It is one of the most common hallucinogenic drugs. It is known for its psychological effects. LSD is not physically addictive, and has a low toxicity in small doses. Acid is a liquid, but it can also be sold on paper, in gel tabs, or on sugar cubes. In these forms, it’s usually taken orally. In its liquid form, it can be injected or put in the eyes.
List of Hallucinogenic Drugs: MDMA
“Molly” is the street name for MDMA a recreational psychoactive “club drug.” MDMA is the active ingredient in ecstasy, which usually refers to the street pill form of the drug. While ecstasy is commonly “cut” with other additives, the term “Molly” generally refers to pure MDMA. Molly use generally induces feelings of euphoria, a heightened sense of intimacy and pleasure, and decreased anxiety.
List of Hallucinogenic Drugs: Psilocybin mushrooms
Psilocybin mushrooms are mushrooms that contain psychoactive alkaloids. Psilocybin is present in varying concentrations in over 200 species of mushrooms. Usually, they are referred to as “shrooms” or “magic mushrooms.” As with many hallucinogens, the effects of psychedelic mushrooms are subjective and can vary considerably among individual users. Psychedelic tea made from magic mushrooms causes change in perception, thought, and emotion. The effects can last anywhere between three and eight hours, depending on the dose.
List of Hallucinogenic Drugs: Ketamine
Ketamine is a drug used in both human and animal medicine. Usually, it is combined with a sedative and used as an anesthetic. Ketamine causes visual distortions, hallucinations, loss of sense of time, euphoria, and impaired memory and attention span.
List of Hallucinogenic Drugs: DXM
Dextromethorphan (DXM) is found in many over-the counter cold preparations. However, DXM only becomes a hallucinogen at 12.5 to 75 times the recommended therapeutic dose. This use of Robitussin DM to hallucinate is known as robo-tripping; Coricidin pills are often referred to as “triple C’s.” At doses between 100-200 mg, DXM is said to have a mild euphoric effect, at doses of 400 mg, users experience intense euphoria and hallucination. At high doses (600mg) users have intense hallucinations and even psychosis.
List of Hallucinogenic Drugs: Ibogaine
Ibogaine is a psychoactive alkaloid, and its use is being explored for the treatment of drug addiction in the US. Ibogaine causes severe nausea, vertigo, sleeplessness, and visions that can be nightmarish, though it has been shown to block craving and withdrawal symptoms in people detoxing from heroin and other opioids.
List of Hallucinogenic Drugs: DMT
DMT, or N,N-Dimethyltryptamine, is a naturally occurring psychedelic drug. It is derived from certain plants. Modern formulations of DMT are usually in the form of a crystalline powder which is smoked or injected. When DMT is combined with an MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor), DMT is orally active and can be ingested by mouth. DMT drug abuse results in a short, intense psychedelic high. When DMT is smoked or injected, peak concentrations of the drug occur immediately and last about 10 minutes. DMT use causes intense visuals, euphoria and hallucinations.
List of Hallucinogenic Drugs: Mescaline
Mescaline is a hallucinogenic drug that is naturally occurring in the peyote plant. The effects last about ten to twelve hours. Mescaline usually causes a feeling of nausea and discomfort before the effects set in. The effects of mescaline use include hallucinations, distortions in time perception, and disorientation.