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Post Info TOPIC: Magic Mushrooms and Addiction Treatment - New Frontiers in Psychedelic Research

Date: November 27th
Magic Mushrooms and Addiction Treatment - New Frontiers in Psychedelic Research

Psychedelics have long been an object of curiosity and fascination, yet these substances also carry with them many associated stigmas.

Delix Therapeutics and Mindstate Design Labs are two companies working to address this situation, hoping to develop medicines without hallucinogenic properties and map psilocybin's molecular structures, respectively.


Magic mushrooms Shrooms Direct and other psychedelic drugs may provide tremendous mental wellness benefits when taken under the supervision of a trained healthcare provider, yet their misuse or abuse could have dire repercussions. It's important to recognize any signs of mushroom abuse or addiction so you can act immediately if needed.

Before becoming Class A drugs, psilocybin and other naturally-occurring psychedelics such as LSD were "extensively used and researched in clinical psychiatry", according to King's College London psychiatrist James Rucker. Once illegalized, much research ceased.

Studies demonstrate the power of mushrooms' psilocybin to assist individuals in breaking their alcohol dependency. A recent JAMA Psychiatry study demonstrated an 83 percent decrease in heavy drinking when taken alongside talk therapy compared with those receiving only therapy alone, significantly outpacing typical success rates of smoking cessation trials.

Addiction Treatment

Researchers say the psychedelic compound found in magic mushrooms could be an effective treatment for alcohol dependence, according to research published in JAMA Psychiatry. A study concluded that those taking magic mushroom tablets alongside psychotherapy saw an 83% reduction in heavy drinking when compared with people on placebos.

Hallucinogens such as psilocybin have long been used in spiritual practices as hallucinogens are known to alter your perceptions of time and space, leading to feelings of euphoria and creating a profound mystical experience of connection with the universe.

Psilocybin-containing mushrooms can cause serious adverse reactions when taken in high doses, including vomiting and diarrhoea, vision distortion and sound changes, fatigue or sleepiness - so only take them under supervision from an experienced healthcare provider.


Hallucinogens like magic mushrooms have long been utilized by cultures worldwide for their psychoactive effects. Psilocybin, the main psychoactive component found in Psilocybe "magic mushrooms," belongs to a class of drugs known as 5HT-2A agonists; this chemical can be isolated from hundreds of species of mushroom and converted by our bodies into metabolites that cross blood-brain barriers.

After detox, those in recovery from psilocybin addiction can benefit from psychotherapy (either individually or as part of a group), to explore the root causes behind their addiction and learn to cope with trigger situations using effective coping skills. They may also need assistance finding an accepting community.


Psilocybin mushrooms, commonly referred to as shrooms or magic mushrooms, is becoming an increasing concern among younger populations due to their accessibility and perception as an innocuous drug. Therefore, it is imperative that we address mushroom abuse by increasing access to treatment services for youths as well as prevention measures.

Mushrooms contain a chemical known as psilocybin that can alter perception and mood. If taken in large doses, psilocybin may lead to hallucinations - including distortions in vision, hearing or touch; altered sense of time speeding up or slowing down; sleepiness or difficulty distinguishing fantasy from reality.

Researchers are exploring whether psilocybin, found in mushrooms, could aid treatment for addiction. A recent study demonstrated how its combination with talk therapy significantly decreased alcohol consumption - more promising results than what's achieved through traditional six month abstinence rates.

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