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Magic Mushrooms Appear To Be Safest Drug Compared To Alcohol & Marijuana But Not Harmless

Update Date: Jun 05, 2017 07:01 PM EDT
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Drugs are the strap of society that could destroy lives and families. Nowadays, alcohol and marijuana are the most commonly used drugs. Recently, a new scientific survey found that magic mushrooms appear to be the safest drug compared to alcohol and marijuana but that does not mean it is harmless,

The impacts Of Magic Mushrooms

Magic mushrooms are also known as the drug that contains psychedelic compounds such as psilocybin, psilocin, and baeocystin. Psilocybin is actually known for triggering vivid hallucinations. It can make colors seem oversaturated and dissolve the boundaries between objects, Business Insider reported.

According to National Institute of Health, this drug also seems to have more long-lasting effects. The mushrooms may cause flashback and memory problems.

In detail, it affects the brain's personal cortex and a particular part of the brain that regulates abstract thinking. In addition, psilocybin spurred the brain into a more dreamlike state and decreased brain activity (like mood, appetite, and sleep).

There are a lot of people in the world who have tried psychedelic drugs. In the United States alone, there are currently at least 30 million people who've taken them. These magic mushrooms are also known as "shrooms" and it is one of the most popular choices. 

Study results

According to a 2016 report by Global Drug Survey, 12,000 people surveyed worldwide said they used "shrooms" and the number of people needed medical treatment was only 0.2 percent. On the other hand, 1.3 percent needed treatment after drinking alcohol and 0.6 percent needed treatment after consuming marijuana.

However, this result is not applicable for the general population. This particular survey is aimed at people who do use drugs.

The researchers also focused on the rates of emergency medical treatment for other types of drug use. According to their report, 1.2 percent of the 25,000 MDMA users reported seeking emergency medical treatment and 1 percent of the 22,000 cocaine users reported the same, Live Science reported.

Apart from this, "shrooms" had the lowest reported rates of emergency medical treatments. While the rates for the use of other psychedelic drugs was not nearly as low.

Furthermore, one percent of the 13,000 LSD users reported needing emergency medical treatment in 2016. That rate is five times higher than the one reported by "shrooms" users.

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