Psilocybin is a natural psychedelic compound that is produced by more than 200 species of mushrooms. Humans consume Psilocybin orally, it then produces mind-altering effects similar (in some aspects) to those of LSD, mescaline, and DMT. The effects of Psilocybin often include euphoria, visual and mental hallucinations, changes in perception, a distorted sense of time, and spiritual experiences. The high, or trip, produced by Psilocybin can often include adverse reactions such as nausea and panic attacks.
Throughout history Psilocybin-containing mushrooms have been consumed in spiritual and divinatory ceremonies. It has even been used medically in psychedelic psychotherapy.
Psilocybin is best known for its recreational purposes. Some users take psilocybin containing mushrooms as a tool to supplement practices for transcendence, including meditation and psychonautics. Others use Psilocybin for its hallucinogenic effects, using the drug at clubs, raves and parties.
Psilocybin Signs and Symptoms
Psilocybin abuse is more common than one would think. Many young adults and teens use Psilocybin in the party scene to increase their energy and experience dancing. They do not only become hooked to the drug itself but to the lifestyle that goes along with it.
Many Psilocybin users will begin to develop a tolerance to the drug. This require an increase in the dose of Psilocybin to achieve the desired effects. As the dose increases along with the frequency of its use the user may experience a dependency to the drug. When abruptly stopping its use they may begin to experience unpleasant symptoms of withdrawal. This can make it difficult to stop using with out the help of a drug addiction treatment center.
Psilocybin Addiction Treatment
Treating Psilocybin addiction requires the patient to undergo numerous therapy and counseling sessions. It is important to work through any psychological issues the user may have, mental and emotional illness. Counseling sessions will help to get to the root cause of the addiction and to work through it. Therapy will help the patient to identify the behaviors and routines associated with Psilocybin abuse, helping them to develop key tools to maintain their sobriety. Each aspect of the treatment process will be tailored to the patients individual needs and include a wide array of treatment aspects best suited to that patient.