Risks in Hallucinogens Use

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Hallucinogens are most hazardous drug which can affect your brain. Hallucinogens alter how the brain perceives time, reality, and the environment around you. They also affect the way you move, react to situations, think, hear, and see. This may make you think that you're hearing voices, seeing images, and feeling things that don't exist.

Hallucinogens affect your heart. The use of hallucinogens leads to an increase in heart rate and blood pressure. Hallucinogens can put you in a coma. They can also cause heart and lung failure. Hallucinogens affect your well-being. The use of hallucinogens may change the way you feel emotionally. They may cause you to feel confused, suspicious, and disoriented. Use of PCP may interfere with hormones related to normal growth as well as with the learning process.

Hallucinogens are most hazardous drug which can affect your brain.

Hallucinogens affect your self-control. The impact of hallucinogens varies from time to time, so there is no way to know how much self-control you might maintain. They can cause you to mix up your speech, lose control of your muscles, make meaningless movements, and do aggressive or violent things.

Before you Risk It

Know the law : Hallucinogens are illegal to buy, sell, or possess.

Get the facts. Hallucinogenic drugs distort your perception of reality. Hallucinogens cause your sense of space and time to become distorted and cause you to see objects that aren't really there.

Stay informed. It's easy to quickly develop a tolerance to hallucinogens so that it takes more and more of the drug each time to get the same effect. This is dangerous because taking more and more of the same drug may lead to an overdose with severe effects.

Know the risks. Hallucinogens can cause flashbacks. Effects of the drugs, including hallucinations, can occur weeks, months, even years after use.

Look around you. The majority of teens are not using hallucinogens. According to a 2006 study, only 1.5 percent of 8th, 10th and 12th graders had used hallucinogens in the past 30 days. And 92 percent of teens had never tried hallucinogens by the end of 12th grade.

Know the Signs

How can you tell if a friend is using hallucinogens? Sometimes it's tough to tell. But there are signs you can look for. If your friend has one or more of the following warning signs, he or she may be using hallucinogens: Depression, Weakness and lack of muscular coordination, Anxiety or paranoia, Trembling, Nausea, Dizziness, Facial flushing and Dilated pupils.

What can you do to help someone who is using hallucinogens? Be a real friend to them. Encourage your friend to stop the drug. And get assistance from the medical professional.

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