Mushrooms

(Magic mushrooms, Psilocybin & Psilocyn and Shrooms)

DESCRIPTION:

Hallucinogenic mushrooms are a type of mushrooms that contain psilocybin and psilocin. They can look like mushrooms and come dried or fresh and they can be a brown powder.


TYPE OF DRUG:

Mushrooms are a hallucinogen, which means they create hallucinations and the user see images, hear sounds and feel sensations that feel very real but are not.

SHORT TERM EFFECTS:

  • Increased heart rate

  • Increased blood pressure

  • Heart failure

  • Abnormal, rapid breathing

  • Lung failure

  • Changed emotional feelings

  • Confusion

  • Disorientation

  • Violent behavior

  • Mixed-up speech

LONG TERM EFFECTS:

  • 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

HOW IT IS USED?

Mushrooms are eaten or they can be brewed and drank as tea.

LEGAL STATUS

It is illegal to possess, sell and transport this type of mushrooms in Canada.

SOCIAL FACTORS:

Some social factors that influence the use of mushrooms is peer pressure or depression. Someone may be pressured by their friends to take them or they might see “cool” people do it so they do it. And someone who may be depressed maybe would take them to escape and take their mind off reality.


DECISION MAKING SKILLS

You can say "No" and talk to adults you trust if you are offered mushrooms.