THE WHOLE TRUTH ABOUT DMT
The effects of the world’s most powerful psychedelic—Dimethyltryptamine—DMT.
Dimethyltryptamine or DMT, the powerful psychedelic, has many names: the Spirit Molecule, Elf Spice, Dimitri, Fantasia, Businessman’s Trip, Businessman’s Special and 45-minute Psychosis. A crystalline powder from plants found in Mexico, South America and Asia, it is most commonly inhaled, causing reactions lasting from 5 to 45 minutes. But mixed in brews such as the South American drink ayahuasca, reactions can last three to four hours.
DMT can produce visual and auditory hallucinations, as well as euphoria, dilated pupils, increased heart rate and blood pressure, dizziness, coordination problems, nausea, anxiety and paranoia. High doses can lead to coma and serotonin syndrome which has symptoms of agitation, muscle rigidity, migraine headaches, chills, diarrhea and fever. This can even lead to seizures, irregular heartbeat, unconsciousness and death.
Some long-term users experience flashbacks months or years after use and may experience drug-induced psychosis which includes disordered mood, disorganized thoughts and paranoia.
DMT has been around for hundreds of years, but was popularized in the 1980s and ’90s by Terence McKenna and by Rick Strassman, who wrote DMT: The Spirit Molecule. McKenna died of brain cancer, which—though denied by his doctors—he feared was brought on by his extensive use of psychedelics and marijuana.
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PSYCHEDELICS: THE FACTS
Psychedelic drugs include DMT, LSD, PCP, mescaline and psilocybin. Here are the facts:
1 to 7
of 15- to 16-year-old school students in 24 European Union states and Norway have used hallucinogenic mushrooms
of Europeans between 15 and 24 years old have tried LSD at least once
10 to 12
is the length of time hallucinogenic effects of peyote or mescaline can last
people in the US are users of psychedelic drugs
increase in DMT usage in the US between 2006 and 2012
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