Psilocybin

"Magic Mushrooms"

Your Brain On Shrooms

What is Psilocybin?

According to the "U.S. Department of Justice" Psilocybin, which is better known as Mushrooms, "is a hallucinogenic substance obtained from certain types of mushrooms that are indigenous to tropical and subtropical regions of South America, Mexico, and the United States."

What are some slang words for Psilocybin?

  • Boomers
  • Flower Flipping (MDMA used with Psilocybin)
  • God's Flesh
  • Hippieflip (MDMA used with Psilocybin)
  • Hombrecitos
  • Las Mujercitas
  • Little Smoke
  • Mexican Mushrooms

  • Musk

  • Sacred Mushroom

  • Silly Putty

  • Simple Simon

How is Psilocybin taken into the body?

  1. Eaten Raw
  2. Cooked in Food
  3. Brewed in Tea
  4. Dried and Ingested

What are the Short Term Effects of Psilocybin on the body?

The effects of this drug can last up to 6 hours.

  • Rich Hallucinations
  • Feeling Blissful
  • Nausea
  • Cramping
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • The Impression that Colors are More Vibrant or that Surfaces Ripple
  • Severe time distortion
  • The Impression of Dissolving
  • The Impression that Objects are Merging Together
  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Horror

What are the Long Term Effects of Psilocybin on the Body?

  • Flashbacks weeks, months, or even years after the drug use
  • Flashbacks may be set off by using other drugs or by physical exercise
  • Flashbacks may be pleasant or a living nightmare
  • Most flashbacks last a very short time, only a minute or two
  • Decreased motivation
  • Prolonged depression
  • Increased panic
  • Impaired memory and concentration
  • Possible severe mental disturbances
  • Psychosis
  • Increased delusions
  • Bad trips may last hours, weeks, and even months

Abuse of Psilocybin

When a good portion of the user's waking hours are spent thinking about getting or using the shrooms, the person has gone from a recreational user to someone with an addiction issue.

If the individual who has been using mushrooms is experiencing flashbacks in between trips, this is also a sign of addiction. A flashback can occur in a non-drug context when a particular sight, sound or smell reminds the individual of a previous event.

When the flashback is a drug-related one, the individual re-experiences something he saw or felt while tripping. Not everyone who tries shrooms is going to end up getting flashbacks, whether he or she is addicted or not. These types of flashbacks are not necessarily triggered by a particular sight or sound. It can occur for no logical reason as well.

During a flashback, the person may experience visual distortions similar to the hallucinations he or she experienced while tripping. In some cases, the flashback is an emotional one, and the individual re-experiences the feelings he or she had during a trip.

Addiction Signs of Psilocybin

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