Immersion enhancement

Immersion enhancement can be described as an effect which results in a pronounced increase in one's tendency to become fully captivated or engrossed by external stimuli such as film, tv-shows, video games, and various other forms of media. This greatly increases one's suspension of disbelief, suppresses one's memory of the "outside world", and allows one to become engaged on a level that is largely unattainable during everyday sober living.

At its highest point of intensity, immersion enhancement can reach a level in which the person can begin to truly believe that the media they are consuming is a real life event which is actually happening in front of them. This is likely a result of the effect synergising with other accompanying components such as internal or external hallucinations, delusions, and suggestibility enhancement. Whether or not this experience is enjoyable can differ drastically depending on various factors such as the emotional tone and familiarity of what is being perceived.

Immersion enhancement is an extremely common effect under the influence of almost any hallucinogenic substance but it is considerably more prominent and consistent with dissociatives and deliriants in comparison to psychedelics and cannabinoids.


psychoactive substances

Compounds which may cause this effect commonly include:

1P-ETH-LAD, 1P-LSD, 2-Fluorodeschloroketamine, 25B-NBOH, 25B-NBOMe, 25C-NBOH, 25C-NBOMe, 25D-NBOMe, 25I-NBOH, 25I-NBOMe, 25N-NBOMe, 2C-B, 2C-C, 2C-E, 2C-I, 2C-P, 2C-T-2, 2C-T-7, 3-FEA, 3-FPM, 3-HO-PCE, 3-HO-PCP, 3-MMC, 3-MeO-PCE, 3-MeO-PCMo, 3-MeO-PCP, 3C-E, 4-AcO-DET, 4-AcO-DMT, 4-AcO-DiPT, 4-AcO-MET, 4-AcO-MiPT, 4-HO-DET, 4-HO-DPT, 4-HO-DiPT, 4-HO-EPT, 4-HO-MET, 4-HO-MPT, 4-HO-MiPT, 4-MeO-PCP, 5-MeO-DiPT, 5F-PB-22, AB-CHMINACA, AB-FUBINACA, AL-LAD, ALD-52, Allylescaline, Ayahuasca, Bk-2C-B, Bromo-DragonFLY, Cannabis, DET, DOB, DOC, DOI, DOM, DPT, Deschloroketamine, Dextromethorphan, ETH-LAD, Escaline, Ibogaine, JWH-018, Ketamine, LSA, LSD, LSZ, MDA, MET, MPT, Mescaline, Methallylescaline, Methoxetamine, MiPT, Mirtazapine, O-PCE, PCE, PCP, PRO-LAD, Proscaline, Psilocin, Psilocybin mushrooms, THJ-018, ΑMT

See also

  • Suggestibility enhancement
  • Delusions
  • Novelty enhancement

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Documentation written by Josie Kins