How to Survive a Bad Trip on Mushrooms
It is important to know that there are bad trips and good trips on psychedelics. When you’re going through a bad trip, it can seem like the most terrifying experience imaginable. It’s not uncommon for people in this situation to feel as if demons are attacking them or that they’ve lost their minds.
If you’ve ever been in this situation, or just wondering how to survive a bad trip on psychedelics, then read on!
Should You be Scared of a Bad Trip?
The only thing to say about bad trips is that they do occasionally happen. We don’t want to spend too much time on this subject because you shouldn’t focus on the possibility of a bad trip, as obsession over this could very well lead to one.
Basically, a bad trip is when the brain is overloaded with sensory stimuli, causing the person to “snap” or have a mental breakdown. During the episode, negative emotions such as fear, sadness and confusion will become very real and very powerful. It is similar to a panic attack in terms of loss of control and helplessness.
What to do During a Bad Trip?
Like a panic attack, a quick fix could be focused breathing. If that doesn’t seem to work, try drinking some water and going for a walk. Anything you can do to regain a positive headspace.
In those situations, you must remind yourself that you have taken a substance and that the reality you are currently experiencing is merely a fabric of your imagination. Remind yourself that you will eventually sober up and return to a normal everyday life with the ones you love.
A helpful tip to remind yourself of you state of mind is starting a timer when you ingest the mushrooms. If things get out of hand, check how much time it’s been and knowing that a mushroom trip lasts about 6 hours, you should know how much longer you’ll be tripping.
Bad trips are usually triggered by something. A sound, a sight, a memory, a song. The important thing is to figure out what that trigger is and understand why it’s causing you to feel this way.
If you take the necessary precautions before tripping, the chances of bad tripping diminish greatly, so read up on psilocybin in our blog section before tripping!