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There are many different types of psychoactive drugs being abused by addicts all over the world. Psychoactive drugs are chemical substances that affect the brain functioning. The most common of the psychoactive drugsPsychoactive Drugs includes substances such as Marijuana. Although risky and unhealthy, the more intense or dangerous psychoactive drugs belong to a class known as Dissociative drugs.

Psychoactive Drugs are Extremely Dangerous

Dissociative drugs make it difficult to differentiate between perceivable reality and the effects of the drug. Because of this fact, these substances are extremely dangerous as well as addictive. Dissociative drugs include substances such as Ketamine, PCP and LSD.

We believe in educating individuals about the facts and apparent dangers of using dissociative drugs. As previously mentioned, there are many types of dissociative drugs. These substances include but are not limited to:

Nitrous Oxide – known as “laughing gas,” Nitrous Oxide is inhaled (inhalants) from metal canisters or even whipped cream cans, known recreationally as “whippits.”

Phencyclidine – also known as PCP and angel dust, is a type of tranquilizer used in veterinary medicine and is often snorted or swallowed, producing vivid hallucinations and temporary insanity.

Psilocybin Mushrooms – known as “shrooms” or “magic mushrooms” are naturally growing mushrooms found in the wild that, when consumed, cause intense auditory and visual hallucinations as well as time distortion.

Ketamine – Like PCP, Ketamine is used for anesthetic purposes and used recreationally by injection, consumption or inhalation to produce hallucinations and loss of sensory perceptions.

Lysergic acid diethylamide – known as LSD or “acid,” causes intense and long-lasting hallucinations, vivid flashbacks, as well as temporary insanity when it is consumed, smoked or snorted.

Dextromethorphan – found in cough medicines, DXM (also known as “sizzurp” or “purple jelly”) is codeine found in the medicine mixed with Promethazine. When consumed, the mixture produces loss of coordination and listlessness.

Salvia Divinorum – also called “Seer’s Sage,” – This is a naturally growing plant that is chewed or smoked (sometimes with marijuana) to produce out of body experiences and flashbacks. Some people have even reported feeling as if they are merging with an object or becoming an object.

Be Alert to the Symptoms Associated with Psychoactive Drugs

Symptoms common to all Dissociative drugs include:

  • Analgesia (dulling of pain)
  • Amnesia or loss of memory
  • Catalepsy, or stiffening of muscles (occurring at anesthetic doses)
  • Sensory disassociation
  • Hallucinations
  • Mania
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Feeling of being “unreal” or living in a surreal and dreamlike world
  • Depersonalization
  • Stupor
  • Extreme confusion
  • Plucking (seemingly “picking” invisible objects from the sky)
  • “Phantom” behaviors

We Can Help You Find a Way Out of Addiction and the Unhealthy Behaviors It Creates

These and other symptoms are what make Dissociative drugs so addictive.  We believe that anyone can find a way out of addiction and the accompanying unhealthy behaviors it creates. If you or a loved one are using and abusing psychoactive drugs or Dissociative drugs, or any other substance, contact our counselors to gain insight and information on psychoactive drug rehabilitation and treatment options that will work for you.

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