There are many different categories of substances being abused by people all around the country. Each category has a set of various effects, and one category may be more appealing to an individual than others. One category that many find great appeal in is that of hallucinogens, which can include a multitude of different substances. The one we will be discussing here today is magic mushrooms.
As mentioned above, magic mushrooms are a hallucinogen, which places them in the same category as substances like LSD and PCP. The chemical compounds within magic mushrooms that give them their effects is either psilocybin or psilocin. There are near 200 different species of mushrooms that contain these chemicals. The various types are available in several different areas of the globe, including the United States, Central American, and Mexico. The compounds within mushrooms are quite similar to the structure of LSD. There have even been cases where street bought mushrooms contain LSD. Both of these compounds within mushrooms can also be created synthetically within a lab.
Common Types of Magic Mushrooms
Even though numerous species of magic mushrooms contain the primary compounds, there are some that are more preferred. These include:
- Golden Cap – This is probably one of the most widely circulated mushrooms, and it is often the first one that people encounter. The commonality of it is likely due to it being easier to cultivate inside. The round tops of these mushrooms are brownish to gold, hence the name, and they sometimes have a white ring around the outside.
- Mexican Mushrooms – These are a commonly used first timer mushroom. They tend to have lighter effects, which is why they are good for first times. They have a white or yellowish stem with a brown or red top.
- Liberty Bell – This mushroom has a distinct point to its cap with a yellow color. It is present in some animal grazing areas.
While each species can differ in its overall potency and duration of experience, they typically have similar overall effects. These include:
- Altered perception
- Body temperature changes
- Intensified feelings
- Altered sense of time
- Appetite loss
- Sleep difficulties
- Crossed senses (“hearing” colors)
- Feeling relaxed
- Detachment of self or environment
- Decreased inhibition
- Profuse sweating
- Increased blood pressure
- Increased rate of breathing
There are a few other potential effects as well, but the above tend to be some of the more common experiences. The effects that a person experiences can depend on several factors, such as type and potency of the mushroom, how much, and the person’s body. Some people have reported that the individual’s state of mind at the time of taking the drug can also play a role. There can be “good” trips and “bad” trips, where one is said to be enjoyable, whereas the other can include some of the worse effects in the above list.
When Seeking Addiction Treatment
People are struggling with addictions to mushrooms and other substances all over the country. Fortunately, Best Drug Rehabilitation is here to help individuals break free from the chains of addiction. We help thousands to find a program that will allow them to achieve their sobriety and would like to do the same for you or your loved one. Start a new and sober life today and give us a call at our toll-free number.