https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... -lsd#img-2Study finds mushrooms are the safest recreational drug
People taking mushrooms in 2016 needed medical treatment less than for MDMA, LSD and cocaine, while one of the riskiest drugs was synthetic cannabis
Mushrooms are the safest of all the drugs people take recreationally, according to this year’s Global Drug Survey.
Of the more than 12,000 people who reported taking psilocybin hallucinogenic mushrooms in 2016, just 0.2% of them said they needed emergency medical treatment – a rate at least five times lower than that for MDMA, LSD and cocaine.
“Magic mushrooms are one of the safest drugs in the world,” said Adam Winstock, a consultant addiction psychiatrist and founder of the Global Drug Survey, pointing out that the bigger risk was people picking and eating the wrong mushrooms.
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The article goes on to say that recent studies show that the use of psilocybin as a treatment for chronic anxiety and depression shows promising and long term benefits. This is something I already knew about and have considered trying. In my youth I experimented a few times with mushrooms and it was a very positive experience.