About Psilocybin Mushrooms
How can psilocybin mushrooms affect your work or daily activities?
Psilocybin mushrooms are hallucinogenic and psychedelic drugs, meaning that they change your perception of reality, yourself and your surroundings. The effects of psilocybin mushrooms can kick in from 20 minutes to 2 hours after taking them, and the effects can last up to 8 hours. There is lots of variation on how strong and how long the effects of psilocybin mushrooms last for. This can depend on your individual body, how much you have taken, what kind you have taken, if you have used alcohol and other drugs with them and how often you use mushrooms.
Because psilocybin mushrooms can cause you to hallucinate, become uncoordinated and have weak muscles, it is unsafe to drive or operate heavy machinery while using. Psilocybin mushrooms can also cause you to have a distorted sense of time, place and self, feel ‘out of body’ and feel anxious or paranoid, which can make everyday interactions with other people difficult. Psychedelic drugs can cause very intense emotional experiences, so taking these while working or in everyday situations may not have pleasant effects.
When it comes to work, different jobs require different skills. If you are taking psilocybin mushrooms have a think about what you might need to do well at your job and what steps you could take to make sure you are not impaired.
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