Hallucinogens Infographic

Last Edited: February 23, 2020

Author
Patricia Howard, LMFT, CADC

Clinically Reviewed
Mark Frey, LPCC, LICDC, NCC

All of the information on this page has been reviewed and certified by an addiction professional.

Hallucinogens (Psychedelic drugs) are a family of drugs that alter ones perceptions of reality, time and sensory functions. Though it is unclear to researchers how exactly these drugs induce hallucinations, there is a clear connect between hallucinogens and an interference with neurotransmitter activity. Certain plants contain naturally occurring hallucinogenic chemicals (Magic Mushrooms, Peyote), but Hallucinogens can also be synthesized in a lab (PCP, LSD). Visit the Hallucinogens Page to learn more.