Psychedelics are a class of hallucinogenic drugs whose primary effect is to trigger non-ordinary states of consciousness (known as psychedelic experiences or “trips“) via serotonin 2A receptor agonism.
Researchers believe that hallucinogens alter the perceptions of users by acting on neural circuits in the brain, particularly in the prefrontal cortex,1 a region of the brain involved in perception, mood, and cognition.
methamphetamines (e.g. MDMA) and other stimulants such as cocaine.
new psychoactive substances – synthetic drugs.
opioids, including heroin.
the non-medical use of prescription drugs.