Street Names For Psilocybin

Medically Reviewed by Johnelle Smith, M.D on April 26, 2021

Psilocybin, also known as magic mushrooms, is a naturally occurring drug with hallucinogenic properties. Because it’s an illicit drug, people who buy and use mushrooms may refer to it using certain street names.

Psilocybin Street Names - Slang For Magic Mushrooms

Psilocybin is a hallucinogenic chemical found in certain types of mushrooms. It is illegal to use, possess, and sell in the United States.

How psilocybin is used:

  • eaten orally
  • brewed into tea
  • added to other foods

As an illicit drug, psilocybin may be referred to by a number of street names, also known as code words or slang words.

Learn more about street names for common drugs of abuse

Popular Street Names For Psilocybin

Psilocybin comes in the form of either fresh or dried mushrooms with long stems and mushroom caps. It may also be brewed into tea.

Common street names for psilocybin include:

  • mushrooms
  • magic mushrooms
  • shrooms
  • purple passion
  • boomers
  • buttons
  • caps
  • magic
  • hongos
  • Alice
  • champiñones
  • mushies
  • tweezers

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Street Names For Psilocybin With Other Drugs

Some people who use illicit drugs like psilocybin also use other drugs. Psilocybin may be taken in combination with other hallucinogenic drugs to enhance its effects.

Street names for psilocybin mixed with other drugs:

  • Hippie flip: psilocybin and MDMA
  • Flower flipping: psilocybin and ecstasy/MDMA

Psilocybin is currently being studied as a potential treatment for treatment-resistant depression under direct medical supervision.

While psilocybin may have some therapeutic properties, it can—like any other drug—be misused for its effects, to numb out, or to avoid facing reality.

Find Help For Psilocybin Misuse Today

Getting help for a drug problem is not something you need to face alone. If you or a loved one is misusing magic mushrooms, we may be able to help.

Call us today to learn more about psilocybin abuse and to find a drug abuse treatment program that’s right for you.

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Medically Reviewed by
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