Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical.


1. Producing distorted perceptions; hallucinogenic: a mind-altering drug.
2. Causing a lasting change in perspective or thought; life-altering: The summer I spent working on a ship was a mind-altering experience.


producing mood changes in a person


causing marked changes in patterns of mood, perception, and behavior, as a hallucinogenic drug.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mind-altering - producing mood changes or distorted perceptionmind-altering - producing mood changes or distorted perception; "hallucinogenic drugs are mind-altering substances"
psychoactive, psychotropic - affecting the mind or mood or other mental processes; "psychoactive drugs"
References in periodicals archive ?
The Palestinian accused was convicted of providing mind-altering substances to the housewife, having consensual sex with her and consuming drugs.
Summary: Defendant also fined Dh50,000 for possessing mind-altering substance for promotion
A MIND-ALTERING magic mushroom drug can treat depression by "rebooting" the brain, research suggests.
The author has more than a decade of sobriety, but has clearly walked in the footprints of those addicted to mind-altering substances.
THE drug is a mixture of herbs and man-made chemicals, which can have mind-altering effects.
Protesters also asked for medical tests to be conducted on lorry drivers, to guarantee that they do not partake in any mind-altering substances.
A spokesperson for the group said: "We are open to all persons who state a desire to stop using cocaine, as well as those wanting to quit other mind-altering substances.
The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances.
Patients dealing with high levels of emotional distress (including those with depression and anxiety) are prone to overuse mind-altering medications such as opioids, a finding demonstrated by Dr.
The Oireachtas Committees on Health and Justice are looking at ways to curb the use of these stimulants or mind-altering substances that are not yet legally banned.
The defendant has been convicted of forgery, impersonation, using forged documents and possessing and consuming mind-altering substances.
Last year there were 50 million prescriptions written for mind-altering drugs, so what chance the wildlife?