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Ch 6: Hallucinogens

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Check out our brief video lessons to learn about types of hallucinogens. Discover the history of these drugs and how they impact those that use them. Check your understanding of the chapter material by completing the short quizzes accompanying the chapter's lessons.

Hallucinogens - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Hallucinogens are mind-altering substances which can cause people to see and hear things that aren't real. In addition to hallucinations, they can bring about changes in emotions or thought processes. From LSD to PCP, the sources and effects of hallucinogens are covered in our engaging lessons. In videos that typically take less than 10 minutes to watch, instructors teach you about hallucinogenic drug abuse while also dismissing myths about these substances.

Along with lesson transcripts and quizzes, we provide the option to send questions to instructors so that you can clear up any confusion about a topic. After watching the video lessons in this chapter, you should have a solid grasp of the following:

  • Potential risks of taking hallucinogens
  • Different types of hallucinogenic drugs
  • Warning signs of drug dependence
  • Drug use prevention and treatment programs

Video Objective
Hallucinogens: Definition, Types & Examples Learn to define and classify hallucinogenic drugs.
Dependence on Hallucinogens: Definition and Examples Discover what happens when one becomes dependent on these drugs.
Effects of Hallucinogenic Drugs on the Mind & Body Study the psychological and physiological effects of hallucinogens.
The History of LSD Explain how LSD was discovered.
Facts & Myths About LSD Explore some truths and untruths about the use of this substance.
Patterns of Hallucinogenic Drug Abuse Learn about patterns related to the abuse of this drug, including tolerance, withdrawal and overdose.
Signs & Symptoms of Hallucinogenic Drug Dependence Discuss the symptoms associated with dependence on hallucinogens.
Hallucinogenic Drug Abuse Prevention & Treatment Programs Learn about prevention programs as well as treatment options for abusers.
Dangers of Hallucinogens: Ecstasy, PCP & Ketamine Examine the risk factors of these drugs.
Current Issues Regarding Salvia Abuse Read about the abuse of Salvia divinorum.

10 Lessons in Chapter 6: Hallucinogens
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Hallucinogens: Definition, Types & Examples

1. Hallucinogens: Definition, Types & Examples

Hallucinogens are mind-altering drugs that are commonly known as psychedelics. Learn more about hallucinogens, the most common types and the various effects they have on people.

Dependence on Hallucinogens: Definition and Examples

2. Dependence on Hallucinogens: Definition and Examples

For centuries, people have taken hallucinogens. But what are the dangers? In this lesson, we'll look at hallucinogens more closely, including the history, side effects, and treatment of hallucinogenic dependence.

Effects of Hallucinogenic Drugs on the Mind & Body

3. Effects of Hallucinogenic Drugs on the Mind & Body

Hallucinogenic drugs are best known for causing distortions in the user's perceptions of reality, but these drugs can also cause serious physical problems. This lesson discusses the effects of hallucinogens on both the mind and the body.

The History of LSD

4. The History of LSD

LSD stands for lysergic acid diethylamide. It's a hallucinogenic drug that was popularized in the 1960s, though it's been around since the late 1930s. This lesson traces the history of LSD.

Facts & Myths About LSD

5. Facts & Myths About LSD

LSD is a powerful hallucinogenic drug. Though it's been around since the 1930s, some LSD drug facts aren't well understood. This lesson explores some of the popular myths regarding LSD.

Patterns of Hallucinogenic Drug Abuse

6. Patterns of Hallucinogenic Drug Abuse

There are many different types of hallucinogenic drugs, many of which have long histories. This lesson takes a look at the use, abuse, tolerance, withdrawal, and overdose patterns of hallucinogenic drugs.

Signs & Symptoms of Hallucinogenic Drug Dependence

7. Signs & Symptoms of Hallucinogenic Drug Dependence

Hallucinogenic drug use has risen over the last two decades. Many users mistakenly believe the drugs are safe and cannot cause drug dependence. This lesson takes a look at the most common signs and symptoms of hallucinogenic drug dependence.

Hallucinogenic Drug Abuse Prevention & Treatment Programs

8. Hallucinogenic Drug Abuse Prevention & Treatment Programs

Hallucinogenic drugs are not considered to be physically addictive, but they can be psychologically addictive. Prevention and treatment programs are available. This lesson discusses drug abuse prevention and treatment programs for hallucinogens.

Dangers of Hallucinogens: Ecstasy, PCP & Ketamine

9. Dangers of Hallucinogens: Ecstasy, PCP & Ketamine

Hallucinogenic drugs cause severe distortions in perceptions of reality and pose special dangers for the user. This lesson explains the risks involved with the use of ecstasy, PCP, and ketamine.

Current Issues Regarding Salvia Abuse

10. Current Issues Regarding Salvia Abuse

Salvia is an herb often used as a hallucinogenic drug. The abuse of salvia has increased in recent years. This lesson addresses current issues regarding salvia abuse, including its effects and legality.

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