Hallucinogenic drugs affect a user’s sensory perception and sensory interpretation, and many teens can see, hear, and feel things that aren’t there. These experiences are called hallucinations — imaginary sensations or images that seem real to the user. Many teens consider hallucinations to be fun or an enhancement of a party experience, but hallucinogens can take a frightening turn, resembling nightmares or causing paranoia.
These bad trips can put many teenagers in dangerous situations where they may become a danger to others or themselves. Get answers to frequently asked questions about teen hallucinogen use and addiction here.