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Field Testing of Hallucinogenic Agents

Questions and answers about Field Testing of Hallucinogenic Agents


What are the effects of exposure to hallucinogenic compounds such as LSD?


The current medical literature indicates that such exposure may have some long-lasting effects among some individuals, such as "flashbacks" (visual hallucinations without new drug exposure).


How can I get more information on Hallucinogenic agent testing


If you need help verifying your possible participation in any of the tests or have information about the testing, please call the Department of Defense's (DOD) contact managers at (800) 497-6261, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST.

Alternatively, you may write to us at:

Force Health Protection and Readiness
ATTN: CB Exposure Manager
7700 Arlington Blvd.
Falls Church, VA 22042

If you'd like to speak with a Veterans Affairs (VA) representative, call the Special Issues Helpline at (800) 749-8387. Many states offer services and benefits to veterans. To find out more about a particular state, please visit


What information does the DOD database contain on the Edgewood volunteers


For each individual, the database will contain the following:

  • Type of test (i.e., performance, equipment, etc.)
  • Type of exposure (i.e., injection, intravenous (IV), etc.)
  • Date of exposure
  • Agent/simulant name
  • Agent/simulant amount, if recorded
  • Treatments required as a result of the exposure
  • Documents describing the test procedures, if available.

Last Updated: July 11, 2023
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