Most people are familiar with magic mushrooms. These are a common hallucinogen that has been used in religious ceremonies and recreationally for thousands of years. More recently, there has been an emergence of so called magic truffles.
These are parts of specific mushrooms that contain the psychoactive ingredients psilocybin and psilocin, the active chemicals in magic mushrooms. However, there are some significant differences between the two and these differences are very important.
How are Magic Truffles Different than Magic Mushrooms?
There are a wide variety of mushrooms that contain psilocybin and psilocin. However, there are only a handful of these mushrooms that are capable of producing magic truffles. Magic truffles are the dense, compacted food storage portions, known as sclerotia, of these rare fungi.
These parts contain highly concentrated amounts of the chemicals used by the mushrooms. This includes the psychoactive chemicals, making magic truffles significantly more potent than their more common counterparts and users of them are more likely to require medical treatment.
What are the Effects of Magic Truffles?
Magic truffles have the same effects as any other fungus containing psilocybin, but the effects are stronger due to the concentrated nature of the chemicals found in these truffles. According to the Center for Substance Abuse research at the University of Maryland, these effects may include:
- Gastrointestinal distress
- Loss of muscle control
- Increased heart rate, temperature, and blood pressure
- Intense hallucinations
- Impaired judgement
- Loss of memory
These effects are often unpleasant and may lead to more dire consequences without the proper treatment. For help in getting treatment to avoid these effects, call 800-592-1193 today.
Are Magic Truffles Dangerous?
All hallucinogens are dangerous and magic truffles are no exception. While overdose is rare, there are a number of other dangers associated with magic truffles. These include:
- Accidental injuries to the user or those around them
- Losing touch with reality
- Cardiac problems
- Persistent psychosis
While these dangers are not to be ignored, perhaps the biggest danger related to magic truffles is the common belief that they are safe because they are natural. Purposely ingesting something that alters brain function is never safe and can result in serious injury or death. Seeking treatment now will greatly decrease these dangers.
Does Magic Truffle Use Require Treatment?
While the psychoactive ingredients of magic truffles are not considered addictive, they produce tolerance (requiring larger doses to achieve the same effect) in themselves and other, more dangerous, hallucinogens. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, this tolerance can make other addictions more likely and addiction treatment is the best method of preventing damage from hallucinogen abuse.
Where to find Treatment for Magic Truffle Abuse
The recreational use of hallucinogens has been growing in recent years. This has prompted an increase in the number of treatment options and locations for hallucinogen abuse. This makes it relatively easy to get the help you need to combat your magic truffles abuse.
These dangerous mushrooms have claimed more than one life. Do not be another victim. Call us today at 800-592-1193 and let our counselors assist you in finding the help you need to get off of magic truffles before it is too late.
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