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Hallucinogens

Hallucinogenic substances are characterized by their ability to cause changes in a person's perception of reality. Persons using hallucinogenic drugs often report seeing images, hearing sounds, and feeling sensations that seem real, but do not exist. In the past, plants and fungi that contained hallucinogenic substances were abused. Currently, these hallucinogenic substances are produced synthetically to provide a higher potency. More

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Common street terms for various types of hallucinogens include:

  • Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) Street Terms: Acid, Mellow yellow
  • Mescaline Street Term: Cactus
  • Psilocybin/psilocin Street Term: Mexican mushrooms
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