Effects & Risks Of Shrooms With Alcohol

By Austin Dixon | Updated May 1, 2024 | Consumption, Mushrooms
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Should you mix shrooms and alcohol?

Before people start experimenting with psychedelics they do ask this question to themselves since ages.

Though there is no such technical or right answer to this question, since itโ€™s more of a subjective thing, letโ€™s explore what it looks like when you combine shrooms and alcohol.

Effects Of Mixing Shrooms And Alcohol

While the experience of combining magic mushrooms and alcohol varies 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 you mix magic mushrooms with alcohol, make sure you know and understand the outcomes it can cause and what to do in any such situation of Bad Trip.

Risks Of Mixing Shrooms And Alcohol

People who combine shrooms and alcohol may experience a โ€œbad trip.โ€

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?

Though people can drink alcohol with magic mushrooms we would not recommend to do so. Since psychedelics are medicines that allow self-healing, self-love, and a deep dive into the subconscious.

Itโ€™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 โ€œgood tripโ€ that may unlock new perspectives in your life. You should also never smoke shrooms.

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

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

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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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