There are many medical definitions talking about how drugs are this or that. But what are drugs really? Drugs are the way that the dark side has been able to recreate mystical experiences of the soul but in an unnatural format. Sure there are many many ways to experience reality, but if you look into many of the more mystic or spiritual practices, they were rarely using drugs to induce themselves into these artificial states. Drugs were always a cheater/backdoor way to get into such a headspace.
If you research the Native American tribes, their use of peyote/weed/mushrooms was very limited. It was limited to certain tribes and anyone of any merit was not known for drug use (the sitting bulls, crazy horses, Geronimo’s etc.) They were known as warriors and spiritual visionaries. They usually did use tobacco for a ceremony, but we all know tobacco isn’t truly considering being in an altered state. That would be like saying drinking a cup of coffee put you in an altered state.
Their spiritual ceremony is what made it special. Not the tobacco, not some drugs. Drugs are the western societies failed attempt at throwing otherwise spiritually unprepared souls into a gauntlet of altered emotional states and partial truth conclusions. Weed does take you into a different world, as do mushrooms; but there is no spiritual reason to do these things without a guide or a purpose. All drugs present easy ways for demons to enter your body, it doesn’t matter if you are sleeping or awake, they can then find the door to entry wide open. You won’t even notice you are possessed in many cases, but you may gain weight, have mood issues, or have other health problems.
The heavens made you perfect as you are, they don’t require drugs to put you into a mystical headspace; just a dedication to the divine and a good heart. If you are looking for the mystical it will one day find you. “When the student is ready the teacher will appear.”