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Use of Specific Hallucinogens: 2006

NCJ Number
Date Published
February 2008
4 pages
This report presents data on the use of hallucinogens as determined by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), which asks persons ages 12 or older about their use of any type of hallucinogen in the past year, with attention to the specific hallucinogens of LSD, PCP, and Ecstasy.
In 2006, adults ages 18 to 25 were more likely than youths ages 12 to 17 and adults ages 26 or older to have used LSD, Ecstasy, and Salvia divinorum in the past year. Among youths, females were more likely than males to have used Ecstasy in the past year; however, males were more likely than females to be past-year users of Salvia divinorum. Young adult males were more likely than young adult females to be past-year users of LSD, Ecstasy, and Salvia divinorum. Hallucinogens can produce visual and auditory hallucinations, feelings of detachment from one's environment and oneself, and distortions in time and perception. Other effects can include mood swings, elevated body temperature and blood pressure, psychotic-like effects, seizures, and intense feelings of sensory detachment. 2 figures, 2 tables, and 9 notes