How is it used

Some hallucinogens occur naturally in trees, vines, seeds, funghi (eg magic mushrooms) and leaves. Others are made in laboratories by mixing different chemicals. Some drugs such as cannabis and ecstasy, can cause hallucinogen-like effects when used in high doses or in certain ways.


This is the most common form used. In its pure form LSD is a white odourless powder. The pure form is very strong so LSD is usually mixed with other things to make the dose large enough to take. It comes in liquid form, tablets, capsules or squares of gelatin or blotting paper.

Psilocybin (magic mushrooms)

This is the chemical that occurs in some mushrooms. In its pure form, psilocybin is also a white powder, but it is usually sold as dried mushrooms. Some people eat poisonous mushrooms thinking they are mushrooms containing psilocybin. This can be very dangerous as some poisonous mushrooms can cause death or permanent liver damage.

the effects