As many adults dabble into more types of drugs and psychedelics, there are some cases where individuals desire a stronger high by mixing with alcohol. Typically speaking, it is never advised to mix any drug with alcohol as the repercussions could be harmful. For magic mushrooms, it can often become unpredictable when mixing alcohol becomes involved, especially in heavy amounts.
Shrooms contain psilocybin, a natural hallucinogenic and psychoactive compound. They can cause hallucinations and an inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality. Although it may seem fun & reasonable to throw alcohol into the mix, you may want to reconsider after evaluating the consequences. In this blog, you can read about side effects and how mixing these two substances can affect the human body.
The Effects of Mixing Shrooms and Alcohol
The effects of mixing shrooms and alcohol are unpredictable, and is generally not recommended to enthusiasts. Even if consumers are aware of the hallucinations they can experience while taking magic mushrooms, the combined side effects of having wine or beer with mushrooms can overwhelm even the most seasoned hobbyists.
Here are some commonly reported side effects after users have mixed shrooms & alcohol:
- High body temperature
- Panic attacks
- Severe anxiety
- Increased heart rate
Alcohol affects the brain in a similar way as shrooms. Drinking too much alcohol can change a person’s mood and behavior, and it can cause people to have trouble with memory and motor control. Taking too many mushrooms can result in a very intense and often unpleasant trip. While research has been done on the 2 substances individually, there has been minimal research regarding mixing these 2 substances, which is why the results are best labeled as “unpredictable”.
Mixing Alcohol and Other Psychedelics
Other common psychedelics include lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), mescaline, and dimethyltryptamine (DMT). When combining substances such as LSD with alcohol, people may also notice that the effects of alcohol are lower than usual. However, like with shrooms, these results can be unpredictable. Researchers are also studying the benefits of psychedelics in people with alcohol use disorder (AUD). Another study showed that using psychedelics (on their own) might lower a person’s alcohol intake. These study conditions do not reflect real-life use of alcohol and psychedelics. In controlled studies, the risk of unsafe behaviors and side effects from illicit drugs is low.
The effects of mixing shrooms and alcohol are unpredictable. While some people may experience a lower effect of shrooms when mixing them with alcohol, this effect is unproven. Someone can experience a bad trip when mixing drugs. If you have further questions, feel free to message our ShroomShack Team, and we would be happy to chime in.