Addiction Signs and Symptoms

LSD/Hallucinogens & Ecstasy


  • Extremely dilated pupils
  • Excessive perspiration and body odor
  • Distorted sense of sight, hearing and touch; distorted image of self and time perception
  • Mood and behavior changes, the extent depending on the emotional state of the user and environmental conditions
  • Unpredictable flashback episodes even long after withdrawal
  • Synesthesia, the "seeing" of sounds and the "hearing" of colors
  • Depersonalization, acute anxiety, and acute depression sometimes resulting in suicide

Note: Hallucinogenic drugs, which occur both naturally and in synthetic form, distort or disturb sensory input, sometimes to a great degree. Hallucinogens occur naturally in primarily two forms: (peyote) cactus and psilocybin mushrooms. Several chemical varieties have been synthesized, most notably: LSD, MDA , STP and PCP. Ecstasy

  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle tension
  • Panic attacks and paranoia
  • Unconscious clenching of the jaw and grinding teeth
  • Possession of pacifiers, lollipops and candy necklaces used to stop jaw clenching
  • Severe anxiety
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Rapid eye movement
  • Dilated pupils
  • Chills or sweating
  • High body temperature, sweating profusely and dehydration
  • Confusion
  • Trance-like state and transfixed on sites and sounds
  • Very affectionate


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