Drug Use and Abuse Hallucinogens

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Hallucinogens Variety of different compounds Similar to neurotransmitters Cause a complete distortion of one perception of reality Time Space Color Sound Body Image Sympathomimetics
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Hallucinogens Early users frequently held the belief that all things on Earth contain a spirit (animism) Consuming the thing would allow one to know it’s spirit Eating a mushroom allowed you to see the world through the spirit of the mushroom
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Hallucinogens Can be classified in various ways Chemical structure Chemical properties How much loss of awareness one experiences when used Toxicity
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Hallucinogens Phantastica Indole LSD Psylocbin Catechol Mescaline Peyote Amphetamine derivatives: XTC Deleriants PCP Anticholinergics
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Phantastica Alter perception Allows user to remain in communication with reality Perceives the hallucination and reality at the same time Can usually remember the “trip” Minimal physiological effect Little danger of overdose Subdivided into indole and catechol group
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Indoles Contain a basic nucleus similar to serotonin Includes LSD and psilocybin
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Hallucinogens LSD (d-lysergic acid diethylamide) Only a synthetic (not found in nature) Same chemical compound as serotonin Synthesized from an ergot fungus Odorless, colorless, tasteless compound Most potent of all hallucinogens
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St. Anthony’s Fire
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2009 for the course HED 280 taught by Professor Ficklen during the Spring '09 term at Sam Houston State University.

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