Side Effects of Hallucinogens

Side Effects of Hallucinogens

Posted in: Hallucinogens

Hallucinogens might seem interesting at first glance, but the distortion of reality is quite a scary effect. Hallucinations can become so real that the user acts out on impulsive thoughts and situations, like jumping out the window or participating in various dangerous behaviors. Before even thinking about trying a hallucinogen like LSD or Ketamine, think twice after reading the short- and long-term side effects.

Hallucinating drugs affect the brain in many ways, altering moods, senses, sleep, response to pain, learning, memory, etc. They can easily interrupt the body’s natural cycles with just one use.

Classic Hallucinogens: LSD, Psilocybin, Peyote, DMT, and 251-NBOMe

Short-term Effects: 15 minutes to 12 hours

  • Nausea
  • Heightened heart rate
  • Sensory overload
  • Dry mouth
  • Extreme sweating
  • Panic
  • Paranoia
  • Insomnia

Long-term Effects:

  • Reoccurring paranoia
  • Mood swings
  • Scattered thinking
  • Flashbacks

Dissociative Hallucinogens: PCP, Ketamine, DXM, and Salvia

Short-term Effects: 15 minutes or days

  • Hallucinations
  • Increased body temperature
  • Numbness
  • Lack of coordination
  • Memory loss
  • Seizures
  • Panic
  • Slowed breathing
  • Psychotic behaviors

Long-term Effects:

  • Memory loss
  • Anxiety
  • Severe depression
  • Problems talking
  • Weight loss

With such an excessive list of side effects, there is no point in messing around with drugs like hallucinogens. Because they have a tendency to alter reality, the user can act on sudden feelings, like thoughts of suicide or dangerous behaviors. When the user is following the motions of the trip, they are not in their right minds, and can easily fall into a terrible choice that can lead to something as extreme as death. Stay away from drugs. Choose life.