Why People Take Hallucinogens

Hallucinogens are a type of substance that causes hallucinations, or sensations and pictures that appear real but are not. Hallucinogens (also known as psychedelics) have been used for millennia by people from many cultures for religious ceremonies, by artists to spur creativity, and for enjoyment. People experiment with hallucinogens for a variety of reasons, but for the most part, they change perception, ideas, and feelings. Although most are not addictive, some may be, and there may be some hazards and advantages to using hallucinogens.

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How Are Psychedelic Drugs Used?

Psychedelics are frequently smoked (and inhaled), consumed, or made into tea. Many societies have utilized hallucinogens for ages, and some are still employed in religious rites to experience spiritual or heightened states of consciousness.
In the 1960s, hallucinogens were utilized in psychotherapy, although this was discontinued for primarily political reasons until recently.
2 Psychedelics have now been reintroduced into experimental psychological treatment as a result of recent psychological research.

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Effects of LSD Use

LSD is a mind-altering substance. It is assumed that LSD produces its typical hallucinogenic effects by interacting with serotonin receptors in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that regulates your mood and behavior, as well as your senses and thoughts.
The physical effects of LSD vary from individual to person. When taken by mouth, the first effects of the medicine are usually noticed 30 to 45 minutes after taking it, peak around 2 to 4 hours, and may continue 12 hours or longer. The intravenous (IV) method has substantially faster results, generally within 10 minutes. Among the consequences are:

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