Ketamine is a drug that is normally used as an anesthetic for humans and animals. Much of the Ketamine that is available on the streets is taken from veterinary offices. Ketamine comes as an injectable liquid, powders, or pills. Ketamine provides a high that allows the user to feel extreme euphoria and detachment from the world around them. It can also cause temporary paralysis in its users some refer to this as a k-hole.
Lysergic acid diethylamide or (LSD), is a potent hallucinogenic drug. It is a man-made chemical that is derived from the Lysergic acid and comes in pill, powder, and liquid form. A person using LSD will have great distortions in time, space, size, and shape. An individual may begin to have extrasensory experiences such as seeing music or hearing colors. LSD has a low potential for abuse.
3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is a synthetic drug that can drastically alter the mood and perception of its users. The synthetic chemicals combine to make the user feel warm, comfortable, and loving feelings. MDMA is a drug that is most often abused at “raves” which are all-night dance parties. MDMA comes in capsule or tablet form but can also be crushed and snorted. MDMA affects the dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin levels of the brain.
Peyote & Mescaline
Peyote comes from a small spineless cactus. It has been used ceremonially in rituals to connect its users with spirits that help them to detach from reality. Individuals abusing peyote may have dry mouth, flushed skin, headaches, increased energy levels, loss of appetite, as well as nausea or vomiting. Peyote & Mescaline have no known medical uses and fall under the classification of a Schedule I drug.
Psilocybin is a naturally occurring compound that is produced by over 200 species of mushrooms known as “magic mushrooms”. Psilocybin produces vivid extrasensory-like experiences that can last for up to about 6 hours. Individuals seeking to use psilocybin recreationally may go out to fields and mushroom hunt as many of the magic mushrooms do grow outside naturally, while others can purchase kits to grow psychedelic mushrooms in their own homes.
Salvia Divinorum is a plant that has psychedelic properties. Salvia is known as the “sage of the diviners” and it can be consumed by smoking, chewing, or brewed into a tea. Salvia produces intense hallucinogenic effects that last anywhere from 1-2 hours. Some may begin to laugh uncontrollably and lose their composure. Salvia’s legality varies from state to state.