Shrooms are the safest drug, even safer than smoking weed! A study from the annual Global Drug Survey in 2017 polled 120,000 people from 50 different countries and discovered the safest recreational drug is Psilocybe Cubensis.
Also known as Magic Mushrooms or simply ‘Shrooms’, the psychedelic drug is popularly known for its hallucinogenic ‘mind expanding’ experiences. Psilocybin, the magic mushroom’s active ingredient, has become increasing relevant in recent news as it has been linked to dramatic improvements in the treatment of anxiety and depression, while also aiding in curbing addiction.
According to the study, of the 12,000 people that took shrooms, less than 1% experienced the need to seek emergency medical care afterwards. An eye-opening number compared to other recreational drugs. The rate for ‘bad trips’ was five to 6 times lower than cocaine, acid (LSD), MDMA (ecstacy) or alcohol and three times lower than cannabis (marijuana, weed) the world’s most popular recreational drug of choice.
The Global Drug Survey 2017 reveals the percentage of people who reported taking certain drugs in the last 12 months who also sought emergency medical treatment. Photograph: Global Drug Survey 2017
“Magic mushrooms are one of the safest drugs in the world. Death from toxicity is almost unheard of…” According to Adam Winstock, a consultant addiction psychiatrist and founder of the Global Drug Survey, the risk with shrooms is greatly related to accidentally eating the wrong variety of mushroom.
To avoid any bad trips, Winstock advises to avoid mixing shrooms and alcohol. It is very important to be with good company you trust and experienced in a place you feel safe. The chance of disorientation, panic attack, or risk of injury from a bad trip will reduce greatly. Interestingly enough, another study out of Johns Hopkins states 84% of users who claimed to have a bad trip, admitted the experience was actually beneficial.
You know what they say….what trips us out, only makes us wiser.