Doing Shrooms Alone: Is Taking Shrooms Alone Safe?

By Austin Dixon | Updated May 1, 2024 | Consumption, Mushrooms
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Is it safe to do shrooms alone?

A lot of people have questions about solo trips on magic mushrooms, and for good reasons.

A solo trip can seem daunting at first and there’s lots of questions around the safety of tripping solo.

With this in mind, we’re going to take a look at the pros and cons of taking shrooms alone.

We’ll also cover some tips on how to make sure your solo trip is as safe as possible.

By following the these tips in order to trip solo, we’re confident any future psychedelic journeys will be a positive experience for you!

can you do you first shroom trip alone?

It’s generally recommended that first-time users do not solo trip on magic mushrooms.

Doing shrooms alone can be unpredictable, especially if it’s your first time on a psychedelic trip.

A solo shroom trip can be a challenging experience, and it might be difficult to know what’s going on if you don’t have a sober trip sitter.

Plus if something goes wrong, you’ll have no one to help you out if you feel any emotional or physical discomfort.

Tripping with someone you know and trust can make the experience more enjoyable and help you feel safer.

That said, some people do choose to trip alone and find it a very positive experience.

If you decide to go this route, make sure you’re in a safe and comfortable setting with plenty of distractions (such as books, movies, or music) in case things get too intense.

It’s also a good idea to have someone you can call for support if needed.

is doing shrooms alone safe?

There’s always critical concerns with any use of psilocybin mushrooms, such as the potential of challenging trips.

But if you’re careful, use mindfulness techniques, and know what you’re doing, it’s generally safe to do magic mushrooms by yourself.

In fact, solo tripping can lead to deep thinking and the ability to truly focus on your mental health.

Always make sure you have a sober friend to watch over you or that you can call in case of an emergency.

This also provides a sense of emotional safety as well as physical safety during your solo trip.

Never take too big of a dose that you won’t be able to handle.

If you want to learn more about an appropriate dose, you can find more info about that here.

If you’re inexperienced with mushrooms or if you take too high a dose, you could potentially experience physical discomfort like panic attacks.

Therefore, it’s generally advised that any psychedelic experience be done in a controlled setting with a trip sitter.

what’s a trip sitter?

trip sitter is someone who remains sober during a mushroom trip and helps the user in the case that a challenging experience arises.

They can provide emotional or social input along with assistance with logistics (such as getting back home).

Trip sitters also act as a calm presence in case of any social anxiety or mental roadblocks.

Some people also find trip sitters helpful for grounding them back into reality after the experience is over.

Some people choose to take magic mushrooms in a setting where there’s already a trip sitter present, such as at a sound ceremony or during a camping trip.

But if you’re thinking about taking shrooms alone for the first time or are doing so in an unfamiliar setting, it’s always a good idea to have someone come along with you who can act as your trip sitter.

tips for doing shrooms alone

Here’s a few tips for taking shrooms alone:

  • Eat a clean diet leading up to your trip
  • Make sure to have a light meal a few hours before the trip
  • Create a cozy, temperature-controlled environment for yourself
  • Journal beforehand and set strong intentions
  • Give yourself positive self talk
  • Understand all personal or family history
  • Calculate the correct dosage you’ll be taking
  • Don’t drink any alcohol during your trip
  • Find a psychedelic community or support group to ask any questions to
  • Mute your phone and other electronics
  • Make sure to notify a family member or friend that you can call in an emergency

As always, please use your best judgement when tripping alone so you can stay safe!

Solo tripping can be fun experience for those seeking solitude in their life.

For me, tripping solo the first time was a significant experience that profoundly impacted my life in a positive way.

It allowed me to experience enhanced creativity and start to heal in ways I never would’ve imagined.

While some users report having uncomfortable experiences, I’ve found that solo tripping is a way for me to find a lot of personal depth that I’m normally blind to.

If you’re looking for fun things to do on shrooms, make sure to check out this article.

Happy tripping!

Austin Dixon

About the Author

Austin Dixon is a recently converted psychonaut with a newfound interest in psychedelics and their affects on mental health. After thinking psychedelics were "weird hippie drugs" for 28 years, his mission is to now help educate others who are new to psychedelics.

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