Argumentative Essay On Psychedelic Drugs

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LSD, Psilocybin, DMT, MDMA, Ketamine and Adrenochrome… what do they all have in common? They are all psychedelic drugs. Psychedelic drugs are drugs that cause hallucinations and apparent expansion of consciousness. There are many unanswered questions about the drug, what exactly is a psychedelic and what defines it also, what is the purpose of a psychedelic drug? Psychedelics are usually thought of as one of the most profound times in your life or one of the worst decisions you have ever made, but either way it is a life changing experience. Another aspect of psychedelic drugs is the myths and misconceptions about the different types, some are exponentially more dangerous than the others and in the end each drug has a different effect on whomever…show more content…
This answers the complicated question, but broken down it is somewhat simple. The “altered perception and thought” side means that the psychedelic drug changes what you are seeing and mangles up what is real and what is not. These types of drugs can cause you to see things that are not there, colors or shapes, make you hear things, like songs or people and overall distorts what is actually happening. The “mind expanding” part mean that the psychedelic broadens your perspective on the world and what you are perceiving at that moment, many people say you are “re-learning” everything you see. When on a psychedelic drug you may feel as if you are able to answer anything, and everything makes sense, but at the same time nothing makes sense at all; every secret in the world has been exposed and only you know the answer but it’s in a foreign language you do not understand. Finally, the “heightened awareness but diminished control” side means that you are extremely aware of what is going on, but you have no control over what is actually happening. There is no specific purpose that a psychedelic drug is meant to fill, they were previously used in therapy sessions for extreme cases of PTSD and MDMA was used in…show more content…
That is usually never the case, unless you are the 1% that it does happen to and that is an idea you should have considered before you blindly took the drug. But most importantly psychedelics usually do not trigger mental disorders. Just because you took mescaline once in high school does not mean that you randomly developed schizophrenia. Another extremely popular misconception is that you will “re-trip” or have flashbacks that make you feel like you are tripping years after you took the drug. That is completely false, people believe that psychedelics, mainly LSD is stored in your spinal fluid and can leak over time, but that is also untrue. Even though a few ideas about psychedelics are not real does not mean that the drug is safe and a walk in the park. If you want to experiment you should research the subject for yourself and see if it is right for you, don’t just take it because your friends think it cool, educate
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