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An Evaluation of the Effects of Some Drugs Upon One's Perspective

Jason Yates

January 17, 2002

"She's swelling up, swells till her back's splitting out the white uniform and she's let her arms section out long enough to wrap around the three of them five, six times." A drugged delusion. For the nurse cannot turn into a hideous creature as such he sees. She was probably yelling at them for loathing around while on the job. Though I'm guessing it was some of the medication he was on since he hadn't been out of the facility in years, acting as if he was deaf and dumb so he would be mostly left alone.

Not nearly all drugs could cause such delusinations. Though to speak of the most common one, alcohol. Alcohol seems to do this to many, not to such an extreme as to the example above. Yet it is ever famous for the "pink elephant" halucination. It can also make the appearance of walls and floors move, that being a delusion.

"I got away once holding one of those same red capsules under my tongue, played like I'd swallowed it, and crushed it open later in the broom closet. For a tick of time, before it all turned into white dust, I saw it was a miniature electronic element like the ones I helped the Radar Corps work with in the Army, microscopic wires and grids and transistors, this one designed to dissolve on contact with air...." I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I

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