In 2023 by the Global Drug Survey, magic mushrooms are the safest recreational drugs. Out of the 10,000 people who said that they have used psilocybin mushrooms, only 0.2% said that they needed emergency medical treatment.

Though there are risks involved in magic mushroom use, especially when combined with other substances like alcohol, broadly speaking, the use of shrooms rarely lead to accidents or even fatalities. Compare that to LSD, another psychedelic substance, which can lead to five times more emergency treatments.

Perhaps more importantly, one of the reasons behind the resurgence in the popularity of magic mushrooms is their potential to treat various disorders. In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or FDA has granted psilocybin the status of breakthrough therapy for the treatment of major depressive disorder.

FDA status means that research on shrooms can be expedited. Reputable institutions like the Imperial College London Centre for Psychedelic Research have laid down the foundation for psilocybin research in this area.

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