What Are Psychedelic Drugs? 5 Most Used Psychedelic Drugs And Their Effects

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What Are Psychedelic Drugs? 5 Most Used Psychedelic Drugs And Their Effects

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When talking about the Psychedelic drugs, the first thing that comes to one’s mind is what psychedelic drugs are? Is it a medicine to boost the conscious level or is it some drugs to assist people suffering from some mental disorder like depression or psychic traumas?

Psychedelic drugs are psychoactive drugs whose key concern is to vary the thought processes of the brain. Several psychedelic drugs immobilize filters which suppress signals connected to standard functions from attaining the conscious mind. After defining the drug now we look upon discussing the top five list of the most used psychedelic drugs, their effects, and its current news.

1. LSD:

Commonly known as Lysergic acid diethylamide, the intensity of the drug depends on the strength of dose taken. These drugs are available in the form of a tab and can get consumed directly, or it can get taken in the form of liquid drops in eyes.

Caption:  Psychedelic drug, LSD ( Lysergic acid diethylamide).

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The consumption of the drugs brings emotional fluctuations in one’s mind. The person either laughs continuously or lose the sense for the time being or becomes an over the energetic person. Its over-consumption makes the vision of the individual vivid with unusual patterns floating in the air making it difficult to breathe. Thus, LSD drug directly impacts on the emotions and feelings of the person.


Psilocybin gets available in the mushroom shape. Hence it is also known as “Magic Mushroom.” Just like a regular mushroom, the medicine can get taken in a dry form, or it can be brewed with water or with any liquid. This medicine is somewhat linked with the LSD and makes a person a little gentler and intense.

Caption: The magic mushroom, Psilocybin.

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The drug when consumed starts its effect right after half an hour and directly produces the feeling of relaxation, distortions, euphoric. The effect of the medication lasts for 3-4 hours, which depends upon the amount taken.

3. Molly:

The word Molly got derived from the word Molecule. The drug gets formed with the composition of MDMA, i.e., methamphetamine. The drug is available in the form of capsule or tablet.

Caption:"MDMA" popular drugs in the hippie era.

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When taking the medicine the person can feel extreme euphoric, extremely active, emotional attached and even lose the sense of time while the effect of the drug lasts between three to six hours.

4. Smile:

It is a new drug popularly known as 2c-1. It is an illegal drug which is widely popular amongst the teenagers and young adults. This medication, when consumed, is relatively untraceable in blood tests. The drug gets formed with the composition of hallucinogens, amphetamine, and stimulants. The drug is found either in capsule form or crystal powder and is mostly taken with any mixture or may get snorted.

Caption: Smile drugs leading to giddiness.

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The drug brings in the sense of psychedelic and euphoric experiences. While the other effects from the consumption of this drug include giddiness, auditory and visual hallucinations.


Mescaline gets abstracted from the spineless cactus called Peyote. The plants are cut and dried to form this drug and are consumed by making some mixture or is chewed directly. The dose of the mescaline lasts about around 12 hours if taken around 0.3-0.5 grams.

Caption: Crystal form of Mescalin abstracted from the plant Peyote.

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After the consumption of medicine the individual experience visual hallucinations and change the level of consciousness with the secure feeling of anxiety. Other effects comprise of euphoric feeling and intense laughter. The drug is not that physical addictive and hence is readily available after the prescription from the licensed doctor.

Well, the above-listed drugs are a traditional form of Psychedelic drugs which are somewhat readily available in the market but taken after it is prescribed by a licensed doctor or druggist as per the doses prescribed by them. While there also exist several illegal drugs which get strictly prohibited from circulating in the market. So, if drugs get taken as per the instructions it becomes a boon, but if taken without experts supervision then it becomes an addiction.