Mushroom Detox And Treatment In Ontario
Magic mushrooms is a term used to describe a variety of mushrooms that contain hallucinogenic chemicals such as psilocybin and psilocin. These chemicals cause hallucinations, such as auditory and visual, along with affecting all the other senses within the body. Magic mushrooms also cause anxiety, fear, nausea, and muscle twitches. According to Health Canada, the use of magic mushrooms does not usually result in a substance abuse problem. However, there is a possibility that a drug user can become psychologically dependent on the drugs they are abusing. The prolonged and regular use of magic mushrooms will create a tolerance, whereby the drug user will no longer feel the same effects.
The natural active ingredient in magic mushrooms are illegal and are controlled under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act under Schedule III. The possession, sale, and trafficking of these chemicals is illegal in Canada. When magic mushrooms are sold illegally, they can be eaten raw or cooked, boiled, and used to make tea, or the ground-up powder can be snorted or placed in capsules and swallowed. The abuse of magic mushrooms in Ontario is not as prevalent as other drugs. Typically, recreational drug users abuse these drugs along with other hallucinogenic drugs. Magic mushrooms are also part of more significant drug problems for some people in Ontario. People from all age groups use these types of hallucinogenic drugs within the province.
Magic mushrooms are often popular among adolescents and young adults. However, like any other hallucinogenic drug, the effects are unpredictable. Magic mushrooms create a variety of psychological effects, such as distorting the sense of reality, mixing up all the senses in the body, and altering the sense of time. Other mental side effects include rapid mood changes, a light-headed feeling, anxiety, panic attacks, confusion, fear, and paranoia. The extent of the psychological impact created by magic mushrooms depends on the current mental state of the drug user. Other factors include the environment they are in, other drugs they are using, their weight and age, and if they have a history of psychological problems.
Magic mushrooms will also create physical effects, and there is a risk of mushroom poisoning. When too much of the drug is consumed or it is mixed with other drugs, the risk of drug poisoning increases. Some of the physical effects include numbness in the face, increased heart rate and blood pressure, dry mouth, nausea, and vomiting. Other physical symptoms include muscle weakness, convulsion, and twitches, along with exaggerated reflexes. Magic mushrooms will also cause sweating, high body temperature, and a loss of urinary control. There is a risk of personal injury because like any other hallucinogenic drug, the drug user will experience poor judgment. When you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you are more likely to experience injury, which could end up becoming life-threatening.
Treating a drug problem involving magic mushrooms should involve either inpatient or outpatient drug treatment. Across the province of Ontario are both private and public programs that will help addicts overcome their drug problem. Depending on the other drugs being used, the detox process is not severe nor dangerous with magic mushrooms. However, treatment is important to address the underlying issues connected to the addiction.