Drug abuse comes in many forms, and there’s no question that treatment comes in just as many varieties depending on the type of addiction and seriousness of it. When you’re talking about some of the more common hallucinogenic drugs like psilocybin mushrooms (often commonly referred to as magic mushrooms, shrooms, or psychedelic mushrooms) require their own special treatment.
When it comes to dealing with mushrooms, the drug abuse of this substance usually isn’t a direct chemical link of addiction as much as it is a habitual addiction that needs to be broken. This is why in addition to treatment centers checking on pulse, blood pressure, and other important medical facts there is also a very strong push towards therapy, especially if the flashbacks resulting from the taking of mushrooms leads to memories of abuse or bad hallucinations or “trips” involving scenes from one’s past or family members.
This can be a sign of some hidden issues that need to be dealt with, or they might just be a pure side effect from the actual hallucinogenic effects of the mushrooms themselves. Getting both mental and physical treatment for the effects of mushroom abuse is important to get the full level of treatment that you need.
An actual mushroom detox period is the first and very necessary part of treatment. This is exactly what it sounds like. The person needs to stop taking mushrooms immediately, but the toxins from mushrooms that cause hallucinations and other effects can remain in the body for quite some time, especially if the patient seeking treatment has taken mushrooms for a long period of time before deciding to quit. After quitting, time is needed to flush everything out of the system. It’s never a bad idea to have a good diet, exercise, and plenty of fluids during the weeks that follow quitting.