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Alcohol and Other Drugs — Students

Substance type — hallucinogens

Hallucinogens distort the person’s sense of reality.

Common examples of hallucinogens include:

  • LSD
  • magic mushrooms
  • ketamine

Typical effects of intoxication are:

  • euphoria
  • altered sensory perceptions
  • distorted sense of time
  • confusion and disorientation

Hallucinogens may increase the risk of problematic mental health symptoms such as paranoia and hallucinations.

Guidance chapter containing information for schools about hallucinogens

Reviewed 09 June 2020

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