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MUSHROOMS
AKA: MAGIC MUSHROOMS, SHROOMS, CAPS, BOOMERS
 
THE RISKS
Mushrooms work by disrupting the communication between nerve cells and the neurotransmitter serotonin throughout the brain and spinal cord. By changing the normal functioning of serotonin in the brain, mushrooms distort the way you process information and reality, causing hallucinations. During hallucinations, it becomes difficult to tell the difference between fantasy and reality. Users may see, feel and hear things that don’t exist. Users can also have rapid and intense emotional mood swings. This shift in perception may lead to panic attacks and psychosis, especially if a user ingests a large dose.



LONG-TERM EFFECTS
Flashbacks can occur anywhere from a few days or even a year later. The brain can produce flashbacks of feelings and thoughts that replay the effects of being on the drug, increasing the risk of psychiatric illness, impaired memory, and tolerance.

Hallucinogenic mushrooms contain a natural toxin that can potentially cause harm. The active chemical in hallucinogenic mushrooms is called psilocybin. This chemical is found in certain types of mushrooms that are indigenous to tropic and subtropical regions of Northern America.
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HOMEPAGE
SOURCES
National Institute on Drug Abuse. Info Facts: Hallucinogens: LSD, Peyote, Psilocybin, and PCP.
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