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Mescaline is a hallucinogenic drug that disrupts the normal chemistry of the brain. Prolonged usage of this drug can cause a variety of emotional problems. Some people who take this drug are altered emotionally and cognitively because of the intense hallucination Mescaline produces. The drug causes massive mood swings and exaggerated emotional states.
Sometimes individuals can experience serious depression or even frightening hallucinations that change the brain's chemistry in ways which doctors still do not truly understand. People have been known to panic at times when their hallucinations become too intense. They can injure themselves or others while trying to escape this state of mind.
Mescaline is derived mainly from the peyote cactus native to parts of Texas and Mexico. Although it is not a popular drug, its effects can be very detrimental to the users’ mental health. When a person is exiting a trip or a hallucinogenic experience, their serotonin level dips causing an intense feeling of depression, anxiety, and restlessness.
More usage of this substance can lead to issues related to a person's emotional state when sober. Long term use can also put users into a state similar to psychosis characterized by a long lasting hallucinogenic state even when the user has not ingested any amount of the drug.
Mescaline produces a tolerance in people who use too much of it too often. This means that they need more of the same substance to achieve the desired hallucinogenic state.
This is not addictive in the same sense that heroin or cocaine is. Its long term use can be very dangerous. It is important to remember the effects of this drug on people.
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Ken Nersten is the founder of Orange County Detox, which is reputed as one of the discreet alcohol treatment centers in Orange County. Ken and his team of committed professionals believe in offering a medically supervised and carefully planned nutrition based detoxification program, along with a relapse prevention treatment. Hence they make every effort to provide quality care to all their clients.