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.
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:
- magic mushrooms
- purple passion
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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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- U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)—Drug Slang Code Words
- U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)—Psilocybin
- U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)—Hallucinogens DrugFacts
- U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)—Commonly Used Drug Charts