According to author
, and professor
Dr. Ray Nakamura
the effects of psychoactive drugs
depends on various factors. This explains why some people have a bad trip
and others have good trip
s after taking the same exact drug
s. Not only Nakamura, but many others have conducted experiments on the effects of drug use
. By knowing these things we can try and enhance our own experience
s and understand others.
These are Nakamura’s findings about what the effects of drugs depend on:
: This includes the dosage
, and method of use(such as smoke, snort, or inject). Of course the larger the amount used the stronger the effects, and snorting is quicker than smoking.
: Does the person taking the drug feel safe
? A good trip is more likely to occur in a familiar environment. Who are the people around? If the user is around people he/she does not know, or like, the person has a greater chance of having a bad trip. If friend
s are around there is a better chance for a more enjoyable experience.
: This is one of the largest factors. What a person think
s will happen to them is a strong influence. This explains why some people feel drunk
after drinking what they think is alcohol
and why some people feel high
something they thought would be marijuana