Shrooms And Alcohol: Effects & Risks

By Austin Dixon | Updated February 9, 2023 | Consumption, Mushrooms
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Should you mix shrooms and alcohol?

It’s an age-old question that many people ask themselves when starting to experiment with psychedelics.

While there’s technically no right answer, in this article we’re going to dive into what it looks like when you combine shrooms and alcohol together.

Effects Of Mixing Shrooms And Alcohol

While the experience of combining magic mushrooms and alcohol vary between individuals, side effects can be extremely unpredictable.

Although users may still experience hallucinations from the magic mushrooms, mixing in alcohol can lead to feelings of discomfort, anxiety, impaired motor functions, and/or headaches.

Side effects of drinking alcohol while on shrooms can include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Faintness
  • Hallucinations
  • Headaches
  • Panic attacks
  • Anxiety
  • Increased heart rate
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Increase body temperature

Before mixing magic mushrooms with alcohol, make sure to consider the potential downsides to the experience.

Risks Of Mixing Shrooms And Alcohol

People who combine shrooms and alcohol may experience a “bad trip.”

This refers to uncomfortable hallucinations and heightened feelings of anxiety.

Since alcohol impairs cognitive function, it can affect a mushroom trip by causing further disorientation for the individual.

According to Banyan Treatment Centers, this can leave the individual vulnerable and at risk of other dangers.

Can You Drink After Taking Mushrooms?

While you can drink alcohol after taking psychedelic mushrooms, we do not recommend it.

Psychedelics are a medicine that allow self healing, self love, and a deep dive into the subconscious.

It’s always best to take magic mushrooms after eating a clean diet leading up to your trip and also remain sober from other substances during your trip.

Plus, alcohol may prohibit you from having a “good trip” that may unlock new perspectives in your life. You should also never smoke shrooms.

Here’s a few experiences of Reddit users who have mixed magic mushrooms and alcohol:

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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