Hallucinogens Pros And Cons

1330 WordsOct 3, 20176 Pages
I am going to be talking about the different drugs that make a human hallucinate. I will describe what the drugs are, what they do to the human brain, and what they can do to the human body. Hallucinogens are drugs that cause false sensory messages and alter the perception of reality. Some of the most popular hallucinogens are LSD, PCP, and MDMA. I will also be talking about the pros and cons of each drug. In this essay, I will talk about if each of the different drugs are legal or illegal and I will explain if I want to keep them legal or illegal. LSD LSD or lysergic acid diethylamide is synthesized from a grain fungus called ergot. Ergot fungus commonly grows on rye grain but can be found on other grains as well. LSD was first…show more content…
Images from the study suggest a greater connectivity across the brain. There is evidence that the visual hallucinations produced by the drug involve not only the visual cortex, but many other parts of the brain. This lack of boundaries are highly segregated and may suggest a mechanism behind the altered state of consciousness experienced by users and the “ego dissolution”, or loss of a sense of self, described by many. (E., R. (201126) 426.) As adults, our brains are more sophisticated and constrained. When an adult is on LSD, their brains become more flexible and shows resemblances to the flexible brains of infants. What the article is saying is that when someone decides to take LSD, their mind is similar to a baby. Their actions are most likely to resemble a baby 's actions such as drooling or going to the bathroom in their pants. LSD makes an adult act childish and is very dangerous. That is why it is illegal. LSD should remain illegal because adults shouldn’t act like children. If an adult has a child and takes LSD, how are they supposed to take care of their own child if they are acting like one themselves? They can’t. PCP PCP, which stands for phenyl cyclohexyl piperidine, is a drug that is found to be so dangerous that it remains useful only in veterinary medicine as a tranquilizer. Depending on the dosage, it can be a hallucinogen, stimulant, depressant, or an analgesic
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