Am I Addicted to Mushrooms? Get Back to Reality with Archstone Recovery “What are mushrooms?” “Can I get addicted to mushrooms?” “Where can I get help for mushroom addiction?” Looking for answers about shrooms? “Magic mushrooms,” or mushrooms that contain the chemical psilocybin, have been used by indigenous Americans for thousands of years. There are more than 90 species of mushrooms with psychedelic effects. They became popular as a street drug among the general public during the psychedelic era of the 1960s and 1970s, as experimenting with LSD and other hallucinogens became more common. Users take a small dose by eating raw mushrooms or brewing dried mushrooms into a foul-tasting tea. A mushroom trips can last from one to three hours and usually involves intense hallucinations. The user’s tolerance increases after a mushroom trip and higher doses will be needed to induce the same effect for at least twenty-four hours afterward. Although “shrooms” are not physically addictive—they do not make the body dependent on them to function—they can cause psychological addiction in some users. Users who have underlying mental health issues often find that using hallucinogenic drugs can serve as a “crutch,” a way to avoid reality, and in this situation you may find yourself slipping into addiction—using mushrooms too much, using them to cope with stress, stealing or doing things you wouldn’t normally do to get more of the drug, and so on. Many people who have a problem with mushrooms are also addicted to a physically addictive drug such as alcohol, marijuana, or cocaine. If you need help coping with mushroom addiction, Archstone Recovery Center of the Palm Beaches can help. Archstone Recovery is a top-rated, state-of-the-art drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility located in sunny Lantana, Florida. Archstone Recovery’s accredited addiction recovery programs, including residential, transitional, partial hospitalization, and extended care options, draw mushroom addicts from New York (NY), New Jersey (NJ), Baltimore (MD), Washington DC, New England, Florida (FL), and all over the United States. Archstone Recovery’s holistic approach treats you as a person, not just an addiction—and Archstone Recovery’s dedicated staff of addiction specialists will give you the tools you need to break free of your addiction to mushrooms. If you’re ready for a new take on life, contact Archstone Recovery today.
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