Psychedelics are a course of medication whose principal action is to cause psychedelic encounters via serotonin receptor agonism, leading to thought and visual/auditory changes, and altered condition of consciousness. Major psychedelic drugs include mescaline, LSD, psilocybin, marijuana (Tetrahydracannabinol), DMT. Studies also show that psychedelics are physiologically safe , nor lead to cravings. Studies conducted using psilocybin, marijuana in a psychotheraputic placing reveal that psychedelic drugs may help with treating alcoholic beverages and nicotine cravings.
Differing with other psychoactive drugs, such as stimulants and opioids, psychedelics have a tendency to qualitatively modify ordinary conscious experience. Whereas stimulants cause energized emotions and opioids create a calm euphoric condition, the psychedelic experience is often in comparison to non-ordinary kinds of consciousness such as trance, deep breathing, yoga, spiritual ecstasy, fantasizing and even near-death encounters. Most psychedelic drugs get into one of the three groups of chemical substances: tryptamines, phenethylamines, or lysergamides. Although lysergamides are their own group, they are actually a tryptamine.