As a therapist and an Oregonian I am a huge proponent of this. The evidence for efficacy is all there. They’ve been doing evidence based “experiements” at places like NYU and John’s Hopkins with pretty amazing results for anxiety, end or life care, addiction and OCD traits. I would love to be a certified guide in assisting people with psilocybin.
I’m definitely trying them at some point. My daughter has them every so often and loves them. Not sure how I’d handle them, but I plan to give it a shot one day. It would be nice if they were legal by then so I’d know how much to try because apparently there’s more than one variety. I did get some helpful info here once though before the post was deleted.
The best helpful info is to do it with someone experienced and know that your mind will go places you never expected and don’t fight it, just roll with it and enjoy the ride. Nothing is going to happen to you but the mind is a funny thing and you can convince yourself of anything.
And that’s what’s always kept me from trying them before. I never knew if I really wanted to explore the deep dark depths of my mind. I think I’m fairly sane, but what if I’m really just on the edge? It’s a scary thing for me, but it seems like most people do fine…
I’ve only ever tried weed, cocaine, speed, and some weed supposedly laced with PCP - that was done unknowingly, lol. Never anything I wanted to try. Cocaine and speed, I never liked. I don’t like being “jittery” and they did that to me. I always wanted to try peyote but it was hardly ever to be found. I dated a guy once that took lsd like it was water - all the time. He tried to get me to take it but I was too scared of it. But weed? That one clicked.
I always thought there was just one kind of mushroom, but apparently there’s 3 or 4. I’ll try to remember where I read about them and clear that up.
Alcohol? Meth was pretty much what I had in mind about the ones I wouldn’t want legalized. I’d say anything that doesn’t occur naturally, but MDMA and LSD do also have some mental health benefits. Maybe best kept under a Dr.s care though.