By: Matt and Michael Kennedy

10 Facts About Mushrooms

1. When eaten or drunk in tea, they combine with the brain to create a psychedelic trip experience.

2. Mushrooms have similar affects to LSD.

3. The mushroom effect is described as a 'trip' because of it 4-6 hour long effect on the body.

4. Mushrooms when taken give the body a buzzing feeling.

5. The effects of mushrooms can last minutes to hours

6. In the early 1900 mushrooms were used for religious and therapeutic purposes

7. The risks of taking psychedelic drugs are mental not physical

8. After taking mushrooms, you will see things for up to 6 hours

9. Found in south Americas and Mexico's tropical and subtropical regions

10. Mushrooms may endue panic attacks and muscle spasms


Sports, sleeping, and hanging out with friends.

Short Term Effects

  • Increased blood pressure
  • Heart failure
  • Abnormal, rapid breathing
  • Lung failure
  • Changed emotional feelings
  • Confusion
  • Disorientation

Long Term Effects

  • Flashbacks weeks, months, or even years after you take the drug
  • Increased Panic
  • Psychosis
  • Prolonged depression
  • Decreased motivation

Street Names

Shrooms, Tweezes, Magic Mushrooms.

3 Places To Get Help

  • Iowa Substance Abuse Center, 1-866-242-4111
  • Cedar Rapids alcohol and drug dependence rehab program, 1-888-253-4664
  • Gregory Retreat Center, 866-501-1308