DMT

Know the facts about DMT and connect with help and support to keep your child safe.

What are some slang terms?
Businessman’s Trip, Dimitri, Fantasia

What is it?
Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is a hallucinogenic tryptamine. It is found in a variety of plants and seeds, and can also be produced synthetically.

What does it look like?
Pure DMT is most often found in crystal form.

How is it used?
Generally it is sniffed, smoked or injected.

What do young people hear about it?
DMT causes hallucinogenic effects that last for about 45 to 60 minutes.

What are the risks?
Short-term effects include increased blood pressure and heart rate, and dilated pupils.Long-term effects of DMT use and misuse and its potential to cause addiction are currently unknown.

What are signs of use?

  • Hallucinations frequently involving radically altered environments as well as body and spatial distortions
  • Agitation

Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA); Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

Next Steps

Look for Warning Signs

Do you think your child may be using drugs? If so, have you noticed any of these changes or warning signs?

Prepare to Take Action

Is your child using drugs? Use these tips to prepare for the conversation ahead, and lay the foundation for more positive outcomes.

Start Talking

Begin the process of helping your child with their drug or alcohol use. Learn how to have a conversation instead of another confrontation.

Get One-on-One Help

Trained counselors are available to listen, answer questions and help you create a plan to begin addressing your child's substance use.