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Mushrooms

Mushrooms (Psilocybin) are obtained from certain mushrooms found in South America, Mexico, and the U.S, although the substance can also be produced synthetically. Mushrooms containing psilocybin are available fresh or dried with long, narrow stems topped by caps with dark gills on the underside. These mushrooms are usually ingested orally, but can also be brewed in a tea or added to food to mask the bitter flavor. Once ingested, psilocybin is broken down in the user's body to produce psilocyn, another hallucinogenic substance.

Street names:

Shrooms, Magic Mushrooms, Sacred Mushrooms, teonanácatl, Boomers, Mushies, Cubes, Liberty Caps, Tripping, Shrooming

Physical effects:

  • Raised body temperature
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure
  • Sweating or chills
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sleeplessness
  • Dry mouth
  • Tremors

Mental effects:

  • Severe, terrifying thoughts and feelings, fear of losing control, fear of insanity and death
  • Visual hallucinations
  • Distortion of one's sense of time and identity
  • Distorted time perception, distorted perception of size, shape, movements, color, sounds, touch and one's own body image
  • Severe depression or psychosis