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What’s It Like Coming Down From Shrooms?

Funguy Research on June 5, 2023

Coming down from shrooms by most accounts is considered to be a generally pleasant experience as compared with coming down off other drugs. 

Is It Addictive?

Psilocybin is not inherently addictive, and it is quite rare for people to get addicted to magic mushrooms. There are a few reasons for this – but a big one is thought to be the fact that psilocybin doesn’t affect the body’s dopamine receptors. 

Most addictive substances somehow manipulate the body’s regulation of dopamine. Dopamine is the chemical that makes us feel motivated, accomplished, and productive while serotonin (which is what psilocin mimics) is what makes us feel calm, relaxed, and happy.

In general, your “come down” from shrooms will be about the back half of your trip. 

For example if you have, say, a 6-hour trip you might spend least an hour climbing, 2 hours peaking, and 2 hours “coming down.” 

Coming Down

Just note that it’s a very gentle kind of experience that tends to lend itself well to introspection and deep conversations. 

It’s a really important and wonderful part of the experience, because it gives you time to connect the wild thoughts and deep insights that came to you from the fungus with your conscious, sober mind.

This is also a great time to journal about your experience, and record your thoughts. Just make sure not to jump behind the wheel of a car or anything, until you’re sure you’re firmly planted back in reality.

How Long Do shrooms stay in your system?

Shrooms are almost completely flushed from the body’s system within 24 hours. If you’re being tested for drugs, shrooms are completely undetectable after 48 hours in urine tests. Traces can last up to 90 days in hair follicles, but this form of testing is extremely unlikely.

Unlike with LSD which can have a longer half-life, psilocybin and psilocin are both completely broken down by the body and expelled within a couple days. The chances of experiencing flashbacks, etc. as you might have heard of before is also quite small.