This Is The Safest Drug You Can Possibly Take (Hint: NOT Weed)

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Drugs are fun. Some of them, anyway. Others are straight up no-nos. If you’re anything like me, a little experimentation is welcomed, but dying or getting hurt because of it is totally not cool.

If you are paranoid and anxious about altering your mind, it turns out that eating magic mushrooms is the safest way to enjoy a good trip.

According to a yearly Global Drug Survey, during which nearly 120,000 people across 50 countries were polled regarding their drug and alcohol use, psychedelic mushrooms were deemed safer than even smoking weed.

In fact, "shrooms" have been shown to relieve anxiety and depression and could also help with addiction.

After the poll, more than 12,000 people said that they did shrooms in 2016, and only 0.2 percent of them said that they needed emergency medical care after doing so. This is six times lower than MDMA, cocaine, LSDA, and alcohol. And three times lower than marijuana.

Founder of Global Drug Survey, and addiction psychiatrist consultant, Adam Winstock, told The Guardian that the biggest risk in taking shrooms is that people sometimes eat the wrong kind.

"Magic mushrooms are one of the safest drugs in the world," he said. "Death from toxicity is almost unheard of with poisoning with more dangerous fungi being a much greater risk in terms of serious harms."

If you take actual magic mushrooms, the risks are really rather low. However, it’s still possible that you could have a bad trip.

This is mostly determined by your own personality and mindset, but you can lower the chances of a bad trip by doing them somewhere safe and comfortable, being around friends, and not mixing with alcohol or other drugs.

While a bad trip is a huge fear for people testing out shrooms, it turns out that they aren’t all that bad. In fact, a study through Johns Hopkins last year found that 84 percent of shroom users who had a bad trip said that they benefited from it somehow.

So, whether you are well-seasoned in shroom-tripping or you are thinking about doing it for the first time, you can rest easy knowing that you’ll be pretty safe.

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