Mushroom Addiction

February 6, 2010

 

Psilocybin mushrooms are not considered addictive. Individuals that consume mushrooms for the purposes of getting high will not have any physical withdrawals after they stop taking them. They won’t have any physical impulsion to use them either. This is not to suggest that individuals might not enjoy the experience and thus want to take mushrooms on a consistent basis. They might. However, the concern that an addiction might develop like one to drugs such as heroin, cocaine or crack just doesn’t exist.

 

Individuals that take magic mushrooms will quickly develop a tolerance to it. After each consecutive use, it gets harder to experience any effects. Individuals will have to take increasing amounts of it to counteract this or take a respite.  This sort of tolerance makes it difficult for uses to develop an addiction. If persons can not take a drug for long stretches and it becomes more ineffective after each use, the likelihood of abuse and addiction is low. Also, the high from mushroom drug use is hit and miss. Sometimes a person may have a real strong sensory experience. Other times they will not.   Most drugs which are addicting are able to consistently get users high.

 

Magic mushrooms contain psilocybin and psilocybin which are responsible for the hallucinogen effects of the substance. Both may cause individuals to experience hallucinations as well as see, feel and hear things differently then they would if they were not high off of them.

 

Magic mushrooms were most popular in the 1960s and 1970s. Their use has sense decreased. This is due to a number of reasons, one of the most notable being the hit or miss nature of their effectiveness. Sometimes they work and other times they do not. Some drug users may prefer to use LSD, ecstasy or even ketamine in lieu of Shrooms.

 

Mushrooms, like many other hallucinogens are not considered physically addicting. However, even though mushrooms are not considered addicting nor have an extreme potential for abuse, they have been classified as a Schedule 1 drug. These are drugs which are considered addicting and which typically have a high potential for abuse. Individuals caught with them face tougher penalties then those caught with Schedule 2 and 3 drugs. Even though many people feel that Mushrooms have been wrongly classified as a Schedule 1 drug, individuals caught with them run the risk of being severely punished.

 

 

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