This CPD module on misused substances focuses on drugs that are used for their hallucinogenic effects. See C+D’s other CPD modules for information on substance misuse of depressants, image- and performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants and dissociative drugs.
Download a printable PDF of this module – including the five-minute test – here.
From this module, you will learn about:
- what a hallucinogenic drug is, how they exert their effects and the risks associated with their use
- detailed information about the two most used hallucinogens, magic mushrooms and LSD
- some of the less commonly used psychedelic drugs
- some relevant harm reduction measures for hallucinogenics
Hallucinogens, also known as psychedelics, are psychoactive substances that interfere with sensory perception. For example, someone’s grasp of auditory or visual stimuli