Magic Mushrooms Addiction – Addicted to “Mushroom Tripping”

Although there is no evidence to suggest that magic mushrooms are physically addictive, individuals can develop a psychological addiction to the “high” they feel from magic mushrooms. The high is very subjective and unpredictable and can last between 3 to 7 hours. The sensory effects are typically the most dramatic, with a feeling of blissful relaxation and sensory enhancement.

Addiction researchers are concerned with both physical and psychological addictions, since drug dependencies, however defined, are devastating to individuals and their families. Cutting edge technology now allows substance abuse professionals to track changes and growth among a wide range of addictions issues. The following graphs present query numbers for online searches of “magic mushrooms” and related phrases. The results are enlightening.

Magic Mushroom Spores – Legal Availability Makes Grow Kits Popular

Since magic mushroom spores do not contain psilocybin or psilocin, the illegal active ingredients in magic mushrooms, the sale of spores and grow kits is legal in most states, except in California, Georgia and Idaho. Many websites that sell spores and grow kits, however, publish disclaimers that state that the harvesting or consumption of magic mushrooms is illegal, and that the kits are for educational and research purposes only.

Online interest in mushroom spores and mushroom growing is extensive, as evidenced in the charts below. In Graph 1, “mushroom spores” is the third most frequently searched phrase with an astounding 193,732 queries in a one-year period. This graph is also populated with numerous phrases concerning growing mushrooms. “Mushroom growing” is followed by seven related phrases, together totaling an astonishing 682,437 queries.

Magic Mushrooms Addictions Research - Prevalent Search Topics - Graph 1

(Continued on Graph 3 at the bottom of this page)

Top 30 two and three word combinations



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  1200000
magic mushrooms    1125254
magic mushroom    268763
mushroom spores    193732
mushroom grow    124321
mushroom art    116416
mushroom growing    106646
psychedelic mushrooms    104010
mushroom tattoos    101257
drugs mushrooms    89793
grow mushrooms    88165
growing mushrooms    86801
mushroom identification    72415
psilocybin mushroom    65739
hallucinogenic mushrooms    63306
mushroom hunting    59469
death cap mushroom    58548
mushroom pictures    56225
mushroom growing kits    55010
mushroom kits    54912
psilocybin mushrooms    54732
mushroom tattoo    53976
growing magic mushrooms    50780
mushroom drawings    49643
how to grow mushrooms    49264
types of mushrooms    48064
michigan mushrooms    46726
mushroom grow kits    46391
mushroom lamp    44281
cartoon mushroom    44238
identify a mushroom    41615
0 1200000

Psychedelic Mushrooms – Pop Culture Icon

Psychedelic mushrooms have made their way into pop culture and counter-culture lifestyles, and a variety of related search phrases reflect this influence.

  • “psychedelic mushrooms” received 104,010 queries in just a one-year period
  • in Graph 3, “shroom art” (40,742) is a direct reference to “trippy art”, inspired by magic mushrooms
  • a search for “mushroom tattoos” will bring up sites advertising psychedelic mushroom tattoos
  • Graph 3 contains the search phrase “mushroom cult”, which is both the name of a song by System of a Down and a reference to an ancient hallucinogenic mushroom cult

Magic Mushrooms - Prevalent Words and Concepts Study - Graph 2

Top 100 words used in magic mushrooms searches
(Top 1000 can be found at Top 100 magic mushrooms exact phrases and top 1,000 concepts/words. - Graph 5)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  5500000
mushrooms    5361669
mushroom    4220810
magic    1521170
shrooms    696030
growing    325112
grow    306716
shroom    259078
spores    202910
how    194444
kits    174769
art    165939
psychedelic    151074
psilocybin    121965
drawings    120029
tattoos    112227
pictures    99769
drugs    94992
cartoon    94768
trippy    92173
cap    90011
kit    80643
identification    80149
death    78319
hallucinogenic    70178
hunting    69759
types    63735
crack    60801
tattoo    54720
michigan    49948
recipe    49237
wallpaper    46922
people    46083
identify    45103
drug    44708
myspace    44477
lamp    44318
tea    42716
blue    41870
truffles    40990
fungi    40768
japanese    39350
mane    38825
fairy    38478
farming    35500
fried    35475
badger    33775
red    33642
coloring    33582
box    33299
pages    32868
layouts    32063
recall    30883
trip    30405
indiana    29759
cult    29358
network    28909
poison    28676
diagram    28147
wallpapers    27827
cool    26956
shoes    25207
life    25120
cycle    24792
make    24712
jazz    24165
cooking    23221
pine    23150
chair    23009
stamp    22995
gravy    22976
posters    22890
white    22822
facts    22583
cultivation    21955
truffle    20960
home    20955
soma    20805
button    20703
guide    20378
buy    19988
sale    19748
picking    19646
deep    19441
powder    19277
nutrition    18760
moral    18646
fantasia    18348
health    18191
parts    17993
lion    17580
super    17520
farm    17327
psychadelic    17205
artwork    17133
dried    17107
field    16851
magical    16653
eminem    16572
glass    16522
recepies    16426
0 5500000

Montreal Drug and Alcohol Research Promotes Addictions Research

USDR, a drug and alcohol drug rehab close to Montreal, Quebec, Canada generously sponsors search frequency research in an effort to keep pace with dramatic trends in substance abuse in society. To read more interesting investigations, please visit other pages on this site.

Magic Mushrooms - Prevalent Search Topics, Continued - Graph 3

Top 31 - 100 two and three word combinations
(Top 30 are in Graph 1 above)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 10,000  42,000
shroom art    40742
magic mushroom spores    39528
truffles mushrooms    39518
cartoon mushrooms    39430
grow magic mushrooms    37502
fungi mushrooms    36136
mushrooms growing    35884
mushroom farming    35482
mushroom kit    35046
mushroom tea    34301
badger mushroom    33775
mushroom grow box    32858
mushroom coloring    32210
mushroom coloring pages    32083
fried mushrooms    31693
psilocybin mushroom spores    31465
psychedelic mushroom    30741
mushroom grow kit    30305
trippy mushroom    30193
trippy mushrooms    29796
mushroom cult    29358
mushroom recall    28693
japanese mushroom    28470
mushroom wallpaper    27521
network magic crack    27383
growing shrooms    25206
magic mushroom kits    25030
drawings of magic mushrooms    24382
mushroom jazz    24165
pine mushrooms    23141
mushroom chair    23007
mushroom stamp    22995
people on mushrooms    22995
mushroom diagram    22995
mushroom gravy    22976
grow shrooms    22384
mushroom cultivation    21655
mushrooms in indiana    21327
mushroom trip    21235
magic mushroom grow    20921
soma mushrooms    20805
cooking mushrooms    20805
trippy shrooms    20586
pictures of mushrooms    19878
how to grow shrooms    19501
mushroom powder    19273
truffle mushroom    18624
blue mushrooms    18618
mushroom posters    18105
magic mushroom grow kits    17983
deep fried mushrooms    17887
lion s mane mushroom    17580
super mushroom    17520
blue mushroom    17487
mushroom farm    17326
moral mushrooms    17186
magic mushroom pictures    16865
mushroom artwork    16644
magical mushrooms    16566
psychadelic mushrooms    16473
mushrooms drawings    16426
mushroom recepies    16426
cool mushrooms    16425
red mushroom    15538
poison mushrooms    15488
dry mushrooms    15335
cultivating mushrooms    15331
mushrooms for sale    15122
mushroom picking    15044
drug mushrooms    14967
10,000 42,000