What You Can do About Abuse of Hallucinogens

Some parents may think that abuse of hallucinogens is a thing of the past, that no one “drops acid” anymore. They would be wrong. Hallucinogens have been making a comeback. A parent who is educating his (or her) children on the dangers associated with drugs should take care to cover the hallucinogens as well.

There are many drugs today that cause hallucinations. Some have been popular drugs of abuse for decades but many are new on the market. Some are raw plant materials and others are synthesized in the lab. All of them have addictive qualities.

The following pages will help you learn more about hallucinogens and what can be done if you find your child or another loved one is using them.

Well-known hallucinogens

  • LSD
  • PCP
  • Ecstasy (MDMA)

Plant-derived hallucinogens

  • Peyote (mescaline)
  • Psilocybin
  • Salvia

Medical Drugs

  • Ketamine
  • Dextromethorphan


  • Tryptamines, including DMT, Foxy and AMT
  • Phenethylamines, also referred to as 2C Compounds (MDMA is included in this chemical category)
  • DOX Compounds

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