Street Names For Psilocybin

Medically Reviewed by Johnelle Smith, M.D. on July 31, 2023

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.

Psilocybin can be abused by:

  • eating it
  • brewing it into tea
  • adding it to other foods

As an illicit drug, psilocybin may be referred to by a number of street names, which are slang terms that function like code words.

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Popular Street Names For Psilocybin

Psilocybin mushrooms come either fresh or dried with long stems and mushroom caps. It may also be sold as a 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. One of the most common combinations is psilocybin and other hallucinogenic drugs, which may enhance their 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.

Psilocybin is not strictly addictive, but people who wish to numb out or avoid facing reality may become addicted to the escape itself.

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Medically Reviewed by
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