Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs

About the Course:

This course reviews information about several hallucinogenic and dissociative drugs, including descriptions of substances and possible reasons why people use them. The nature and effects of these drugs is also considered.


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Publication Date:

March 2001


National Institute on Drug Abuse

Recommended For:

This is an introductory course for drug counselors and other health care professionals wishing to learn more about hallucinogenic and dissociative substances.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe what hallucinogens are and how they function in the brain.

  2. Gain insight into why some people might use hallucinogenic substances.

  3. Become familiar with ways to apply information presented about hallucinogens and dissociative drugs.

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