Psychology

Mushrooms are the “safest” recreational drug you can take

If you’re looking to have a good time with intoxicants with the lowest possible risk of landing in the emergency room, then this may be the drug for you. Magic mushrooms are the “safest” recreational drug, according to the 2017 Global Drug Survey.​

Of the 12,000 who took ‘shrooms, only 0.2 percent reported seeking medical treatment. That’s the lowest figure of all drugs measured, including alcohol, which had the third-highest medical treatment rate with 1.3 percent, and cannabis, which was second-lowest with 0.6 percent … The two highest figures were for methamphetamine and synthetic cannabis, with 4.8 percent and 3.2 percent, respectively. LSD, another hallucinogen, had the third-lowest rate with 1.0 percent … “Of course, there are still risks that come with taking magic mushrooms. “Combined use with alcohol and use within risky or unfamiliar settings increase the risks of harm—most commonly accidental injury, panic and short-lived confusion, disorientation, and fears of losing one’s mind,” Adam Winstock, an addiction psychiatrist and founder of the Global Drug Survey.

Original Article (Men’s Health):
Mushrooms are the “safest” recreational drug you can take
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