Is Your Loved One Abusing Legal Drugs For Hallucinogenic Experiences?

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Hallucinogens are a small category of drugs. Most well known are psilocybin, known as magic mushrooms, and lysergic acid diethylamide, known as LSD or acid. There are many other substances that can cause hallucinogenic experiences, usually referred to as a “trip”. Though psychedelic and hallucinogenic drugs have not been classified as addictive, it is possible to abuse them. Preferring the world or reality brought on by mind altering drugs, one might continually use these drugs to stay in that state. Overtime psychedelics and hallucinogens can cause brain damage and weaken physical health.

Here is a list of legal substances that, when abused, can cause hallucinogenic and psychedelic experiences. If you are concerned you or a loved one is becoming detached from reality due to hallucinogenic drugs, call Avalon today at 1-888-958-7511. For more information on other harmful hallucinogenic substances, visit The Daily Dot.


Salvia can be purchased in smoke shops around the country. A naturally occurring plant substance, it is usually smoked in conjunction with marijuana. Salvia delivers a powerful twenty minute hallucinogenic experience. Many report experiencing intense visualizations and disturbances of the visual field. Currently, there are no reports on becoming addicted to salvia as the experience is usually too intense for back to back repeated use.


Yes, the seasonal spice is a hallucinogenic substance. When abused in large quantities, usually through smoking or inhaling, it can cause a trip similar to mushrooms and LSD. However, there is one caveat to abusing nutmeg- it causes an intense flu like reaction.


Dextromethorphan is a psychoactive substance found in most cough syrups and other over the counter drugs found neighborhood pharmacies. DXM is  dissociative drug meaning it not only produces psychedelic effects but completely removes someone from reality. DXM is addicting and can result in overdose, which can be fatal.


N,N-Dimethyltryptamine is a naturally occurring substance found in nature. Used in religious practices throughout the word, DMT is often referred to as the spirit molecule. DMT is not abused but used ceremoniously. A DMT experience is said to model the experience of dying and being reborn into the afterlife. The trip is about twenty to twenty five minutes.

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