Consumption of Hallucinogens leads to an altered state of consciousness, distorting a person’s sense of reality. Individuals start experiencing unreal sensations, they see, feel or hear things that do not exist. Hallucinogens are mostly consumed in solid forms like tablets or capsules. The most popularly known hallucinogen is LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide).
An extremely disturbing consequence of hallucinogens is Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder causing frightening flashbacks of the altered state of reality. In addition to consequences such as mood swings, visual disturbances, distorted cognition, it can lead to violent states of psychosis putting the individual at risk of harming themselves. Recommended treatment for hallucinogens is also professional help since medical intervention is necessary.