bad trip


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A hallucinogenic drug-induced experience in which the pattern of time-space disorientation causes an intense adverse neuropsychiatric response in the person taking the ‘trip’

bad trip

Substance abuse A hallucinogenic drug-induced experience in which the pattern of time-space disorientation causes an intense adverse neuropsychiatric response in the person taking the 'trip'. See Flashbacks, 'High. '.

bad trip

A popular expression for a highly unpleasant reaction to a hallucinogenic drug. Such reactions may recur months later without further exposure to the drug.
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BAD TRIP Peter Odemwingie is sent flying last night started brightly g y g g
You might think the sport is named skeleton because that's how you could look after a bad trip down the track.
LATIN LOUIE came out of his 4th place finish in an April Allowance race feeling good; the effort was really great considering he had the misfortune of a bad trip and he was claimed for only $6,250.
The term bad trip refers to unpleasant--even terrifying--feelings and sensory experiences while high on LSD.
Bad trip Scientists identified a protein that contributes to the high fevers that are sometimes generated by the drug ecstasy (165:13).
A Bad Trip in a Tired Whale', written by David Holbrook, tells the reader what happens when two pot smoking alcoholics take a gun and an "old whale of a car" on a road trip across America.
An absurd temptation to jump from the balcony of his lover Eva's flat besets the speaker, while she struggles to cope with his bad trip, few signs of which reveal anything of what so obviously appalls him.
If being born German at the turn of the past century meant conscription into the wrong side of a multigenerational bad trip, it also meant sharing in the German-speaking world's response to modernity, which would eventually connect Dada, V-2 rockets, and the discovery of LSD.
In the title essay, "Acid Dream," Whitlock gets inside the head of a drug user to expose what it is like to have a bad trip on the hallucinogenic drug.
She and her boyfriend of some time, Jack (Adam Goldberg), returning from a bad trip to Venice -- he got food poisoning -- stop off at her folks' place on the way home.
Digital Leather will have you reaching for the Robitussin while you're being pounded by synth, but it ain't no bad trip, man
Narrated by Johnny Depp, his friend who portrayed him in the two-hour bad trip that was the movie version of his most famous book Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, it focuses on his life between 1965 and 1975 and features a selection of Thompson's home movies, audio recordings and unpublished manuscripts.