Psilocybin is a hallucinogen that occurs naturally in certain mushrooms. It can be extracted from these mushrooms and sold as a powder, pill, or liquid. The drug is often taken orally, but it can also be injected or smoked. The risk of having a “bad trip” when using psilocybin appears to increase with higher doses, and if you have a history of mental illness or use psilocybin frequently.
Psilocybin is a hallucinogen.
- Psilocybin is a hallucinogen, meaning that it causes hallucinations.
- Psilocybin is found in certain mushrooms.
- Psilocybin is illegal in many countries, including the United States, which has classified it as a Schedule 1 drug (alongside heroin and cocaine).
To use psilocybin for medical purposes, users must take part in clinical trials and get permission from their doctor beforehand. This is not something we do at Reflections, but it may be evaluated if a person has unique circumstances and has been resistant to all other types of treatment.
It is common to experience physical side effects like nausea, drowsiness, and muscle weakness. You may experience physical side effects such as nausea, drowsiness, and muscle weakness. These are common side effects of any hallucinogen.
There is a risk of having a “bad trip” when using psilocybin.
A bad trip is when someone feels anxious or afraid while using psilocybin. They may have some of the following symptoms:
- Feelings of panic or fear
- A loss of control over their emotions and thoughts
- Extreme or intense fear, anxiety, guilt, and paranoia