What Are Hallucinogens?
Hallucinogens are a classification of drugs that cause the user to experience an altered perception of reality. The hallucinations or visual disturbances often caused by these drugs are where they get their name from. Hallucinogens drugs can be split into two subcategories as well: classic hallucinogens and dissociative drugs. Both subcategories can cause altered perceptions and hallucinations but dissociative drugs often cause the user to feel out of their body while high.
Hallucinogens can be natural or man-made and many are still not fully understood by the scientific community. Most hallucinogenic drugs are either illegal or highly regulated and while some users do not see them to be as serious as many other illegal drugs, they are still habit-forming and potentially dangerous when abused.