Magic Mushrooms

Hallucinogens Drug Rehabilitation

Also known as psychedelics, these drugs can change the way a person perceive the world. It affects all the senses, altering thinking, sense of time and emotions.

Signs and Symptoms

Although magic mushrooms as considered non-addictive, a psychological dependence may develop. The psychological reactions can be risky, as people will use it as an escape from reality.

Side effects may include the following:

> Flashbacks
> Panic attacks
> Severe depression
> Objects appear to breath
> Emotional swings
> Paranoid delusions
> Psychosis

Methods of Use

> Orally

Adverse Effects

> Anxiety or depression
> Muscle weakness or twitches
> Coordination problems
> Excessive sweating
> Increased heart rate, blood pressure
> Irregular breathing

Overdose Potential

Psilocybin mushrooms are very low in toxicity and would therefore require large amounts to be fatal. However, taken in large doses it could cause severe side effects including violent behaviour, suicidal thoughts, psychosis or convulsions. Other factors to consider is mistakenly taking poisonous mushrooms. If extreme nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal cramping is experienced, seek immediate medical attention.

Withdrawal

Due to no physiological symptoms of addiction, long-term abusers of mushrooms may experience depression, insomnia or flashbacks. However, little is known about long-term risks. But the lack of known risks does not indicate that it is safe. Some hallucinogens may increase the risk of persistent psychosis.

Treatment

> Self-help organizations – Talking with others who also have a disorder have been proven to be very effective.
> Therapy – Behaviour therapy or cognitive behaviour therapy is a proven evidence based therapy teaching skills to reduce the urges. Find a licensed practitioner.
> Medications – Studies suggest that some medication may be effective for the treatment of gambling addiction. Speak to a psychiatrist specialised in addiction treatment for an evaluation and recommendations.
> Treatment programs – Many in-treatment and outpatient programs can assist with a gambling disorder.

Why choose PRC Recovery?

We are a registered treatment centre specialising in the treatment of addictive disorders. Our individualised approach to treating addiction is based on international standards and includes the many proven modalities in the treatment of addiction.

​Key focus areas for an effective program:

> Family involvement – family participation in the treatment of any addiction is vital.
> Individualised approach – underlying issues prolonging any addiction is based on the individual and therefore individual treatment plans are an important component to effective treatment of addiction by a qualified professional counsellor.
> 12 step program – Twelve step programs have proven highly effective in the treatment of addiction and starts forming the solid foundation in early recovery. It is also used as the platform to the introduction of self-help organisations, forming part of the aftercare.
> Aftercare – Stopping the addiction is only the foundation phase in the treatment of addiction. A well thought-out aftercare plan is crucial to sustain long-term recovery.

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