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Magic mushrooms

‘Shrooms or ‘magic mushrooms’ grow in the wild. They can be swallowed or made into tea.

Also called:

  • Agaric
  • Amani
  • Liberties
  • Liberty Caps
  • Magics
  • Mushies
  • Philosopher's Stones
  • Shrooms

Quick info

How the drug works varies from person to person

How you might feel
Giggly, excited, confused and/or paranoid, anxious, overwhelmed.
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Effects on your body
Nausea/vomiting, distortion of sound and vision - hallucinations and ‘tripping’.
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How long it takes to work
Can take more than 30 mins to work so wait before you take another dose.
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How long the effects last
The effects can last up to 5 hours.
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Common risks
Eating a poisonous mushroom by mistake is a big risk if you don’t know what you’re eating. If you feel unhappy or are with people you don’t trust, then you’re more likely to have a bad time.
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Help and advice

What to do in an emergency

If you or someone else needs urgent help after taking drugs or drinking, call 999 for an ambulance. Tell the crew everything you know. It could save their life.

What else to do in an emergency