Drinking Shrooms: What will Happen?

Short Answer: If you accidentally drink alcohol while taking shrooms, you may experience intensified and unpleasant effects of both drugs, such as nausea, vomiting, panic attacks, and bad trips.

Shrooms are mushrooms that contain psilocybin, a natural hallucinogenic and psychoactive compound.

They can cause hallucinations and an inability to tell the difference between fantasy and reality.

If you accidentally drink alcohol while taking shrooms, you may experience unpredictable and potentially dangerous effects.

Mixing alcohol and shrooms can intensify the effects of both drugs, increase the risk of nausea, vomiting, panic attacks, and bad trips.

This is because alcohol and shrooms affect the brain in some of the same ways.

They both act on serotonin receptors, which are involved in mood, perception, and cognition.

Alcohol can also increase the absorption of psilocybin, making the trip more intense and longer-lasting.

Alcohol can impair your judgment, memory, and motor skills.

Shrooms can cause delusions, emotional swings, and sensory distortions.

Combining these substances can make it harder to think clearly, cope with negative emotions, and control your impulses.

It is quite uncommon to drink alcohol while taking shrooms, as most people are aware of the risks and unpleasant effects of this combination.

However, some people may drink alcohol before or after taking shrooms, either to reduce anxiety, enhance the trip, or cope with the comedown.

You can reduce the harm of mixing alcohol and shrooms by following some safety tips, such as:

  • Avoid drinking alcohol if you plan to take shrooms, or vice versa.
  • If you have already consumed alcohol, wait until you are sober before taking shrooms.
  • If you have already taken shrooms, avoid drinking alcohol until the effects have worn off completely.
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and prevent dehydration.
  • Have a trusted friend or a trip sitter with you who can monitor your condition and help you in case of an emergency.
  • If you experience any adverse effects, such as nausea, anxiety, or paranoia, try to stay calm and remind yourself that they are temporary and will pass.
  • If you have a severe reaction, such as psychosis, seizures, or breathing problems, seek medical attention immediately.

To avoid accidental drinking while taking shrooms, you should:

  • Store your alcohol and shrooms in separate and secure places, away from children and pets.
  • Label your shrooms clearly and do not confuse them with edible mushrooms.
  • Do not accept drinks from strangers or people you do not trust, as they may contain alcohol or other drugs.
  • Do not drink from bottles or glasses that are not yours, as they may contain alcohol or other drugs.

Finally, remember, shrooms are illegal in most places and carry risks that people should recognize.

Alcohol and shrooms should not be combined because the interaction between them is dangerous and unpredictable.

About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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