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Party Drugs Parents Should Know About: Part 2

Read part 1 of our article.

Psilocybin/Mushrooms

(Magic Mushrooms, Shrooms, Shroomies)

Psilocybin comes in the form of dried mushrooms or as powder.

How it’s Taken:

  • Orally (capsule or mixed with liquid)
  • Snorted
  • Smoked
  • Injected

Effects:

  • Sensory hallucinations
  • Intense feelings
  • Personal and spiritual insights
  • Nausea

Effects last 5-6 hours.

LSD

(Acid, Blotter, Cid, Microdot, Windowpane)

LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is a white, odorless, crystalline powder made in illegal laboratories. The pure drug is almost invisible. It comes packaged in tablets, capsules, gelatin sheets or pieces of blotting paper, often with cartoon drawings on them.

How it’s Taken:

  • Orally
  • Inhaled
  • Injected

Effects:

  • Dilated pupils
  • Lowered body temperature
  • Nausea
  • Goose bumps
  • Profuse perspiration
  • Increased blood sugar
  • Rapid heart rate.
  • Hallucinations
  • Intense emotions
  • Visual changes
  • Extreme mood changes
  • Impaired depth and time perception
  • Distorted perception of the size and shape of objects, movements, color, sound, touch, and the user’s own body image.

Flashbacks or recurrences of parts of a “trip” can occur days or months after taking the last dose

PCP

Angel Dust, Supergrass, Killer Weed, Embalming Fluid, Rocket Fuel

PCP comes in the form of a white or colored crystal or powder or tablet. It is usually mixed with tobacco or marijuana and smoked.

How it’s taken:

  • Orally
  • Snorted
  • Injected
  • Inhaled
  • Smoked

Effects:

  • Numbness
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of coordination
  • Blank stare
  • Rapid and involuntary eye movements
  • Exaggerated walk
  • Feelings of detachment and distance
  • Auditory hallucinations
  • Distorted visual images
  • Severe mood disorders
  • Acute anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Violent hostility
  • Schizophrenia
  • Amnesia

The U.S. DEA considers PCP one of the most dangerous drugs of abuse.

Salvia Divinorum

Magic Mint, SallyD, Salvia

This is a form of sage from the mint family.

How it’s Taken:

  • Orally (chewed or mixed with liquid)
  • Smoked

Effects:

  • Hallucinations
  • Out-of-body experiences
  • Loss of consciousness and memory
  • Lack of physical coordination

Despite being restricted from being sold in stores, it is available for purchase online or in drug paraphernalia or “head shops.”

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Posted in Safety on July 9th, 2018