Essay What are Hallucinogens and What Happens?

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What are hallucinogens? Hallucinogens are a group of drugs. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, hallucinogens are drugs that affect the neurotransmitters in your brain. In addition to this they talk about how most hallucinogens have nitrogen in them. In Dr. C. George Boeree’s article he writes “Neurotransmitters are the chemicals which allow the transmission of signals from one neuron to the next across synapses.” When a person takes hallucinogens, or any drug, they interrupt the “signals” that are being sent to the synapses. This can be very harmful to your body and your brain. The National Institute on Drug Abuse and abovetheinfluence.com verify that LSD (d-lysergic acid diethylamide), Peyote cactus or Mescaline,…show more content…
The Administrative Office of the Courts lists the long-term effects of hallucinogens. The website says that the long-term effects are “flashbacks weeks, months, or even years after the drug use,” “decreased motivation,” “prolonged depression,” “impaired memory and concentration,” “possible severe mental disturbances,” “psychosis,” and “increased delusions.” Both the Administrative Office of the Courts, and NSW Government write about flashbacks, and some of the things that can cause them to happen. They talk about how flashbacks are a lot of times brought on by drug use, or physical activities. Typically these flashbacks are rather short. They range from about one to two minuets normally. Extreme stress can also cause people to have flashbacks.
Addiction and recovery process There are four steps that lead to becoming addicted to any drug. The first is trying the
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