Psilocybin Addictions – Psilocybin Abuse by Poly-drug Addicts

Although most experts agree that physical psilocybin addictions are not possible, studies have shown that individuals who frequently abuse hallucinogens are often poly-drug addicts. This means they are addicted to several different drugs at one time. Psilocybin and psilocin are the psychedelic alkaloids found in magic mushrooms. The United Nations has classified them as Schedule 1 drugs, making them illegal in most jurisdictions.

Addiction researchers are always interested in drugs that are used recreationally and have the potential for abuse. The following study investigates query results for online searches over a one-year period of “psilocybin”, “psilocybin addiction” and other related phrases. The graphs offer many interesting insights into the search behaviors of individuals looking for psilocybin information.

Addiction to Psilocybin Mushrooms – What Do the Query Results Reveal?

Nowhere in Graphs 1,2, or 3 is there any reference to the phrase, “addiction to psilocybin mushrooms”. In fact, even after an examination of the secondary Graphs 4 and 5, there is no reference to the word “addiction” at all (see secondary psilocybin addictions page).

The most frequently searched phrases involve general searches for “psilocybin mushroom/psilocybin mushrooms”. Other searches of note include “legal psilocybin” (730). This search may be a result of the often-ambiguous legal status of magic mushrooms and mushroom spores that do not contain the active hallucinogenic substance. Additionally, the phrase “dreams of psilocybin” (1,131) refers to a popular song by Finch; and finally, in Graph 3, the search for “purple psilocybin” (267) is a reference to the dark purple “veil” of a psilocybin mushroom that protects the gills of the fungus until it matures.

Psilocybin 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  68,000
psilocybin mushroom    65739
psilocybin mushrooms    54732
mushroom spores    31467
psilocybin mushroom spores    31465
mushroom grow    11683
mushroom grow kit    11680
psilocybin mushroom grow kit    11680
psilocybin cubensis    3726
psilocybin spores    3141
buy psilocybin    2204
growing psilocybin    2191
buy psilocybin mushroom spores    2190
mushroom psilocybin    1462
growing psilocybin mushrooms    1461
mushrooms in indiana    1460
psilocybin mushrooms in indiana    1460
what is psilocybin    1460
dreams of psilocybin    1131
psilocybin spore    1097
types of psilocybin mushrooms    766
legal psilocybin    730
psilocybin extraction    730
psilocybin legal    730
psilocybin drug    557
psilocybin drug testing    548
side effects psilocybin    365
finding psilocybin mushroom    328
psilocybin in breastmilk    328
grow psilocybin    310
psilocybin mushrooms in virginia    297
mushrooms in virginia    297
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Psilocybin Mushroom Spores – Extremely Popular Search

As evidenced in the graphs, “mushroom spores” and related phrases are popular topics (totaling 68,263). The searches involve information on both buying and growing spores. As mentioned above, since the spores do not contain psilocybin or psilocin, they are not illegal and, in most places, it is not illegal to sell them. It is only the mushrooms themselves that contain these illegal hallucinogenic substances.

Psilocybin - Prevalent Words and Concepts Study - Graph 2

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



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  69,000
mushroom    67205
mushrooms    54746
spores    34610
grow    12482
kit    11692
cubensis    3732
growing    2234
buy    2208
what    1464
indiana    1460
legal    1460
dreams    1131
spore    1098
drug    817
types    767
extraction    731
testing    548
side    428
where    385
finding    331
breastmilk    330
virginia    297
dried    289
purple    267
pictures    248
ld50    243
tea    243
trips    243
long    233
statistics    229
term    225
texas    222
extract    219
how    181
freezer    170
blood    170
wild    151
tests    147
show    147
study    146
prices    146
recipe    146
lsd    111
stargazer    110
screening    110
say    110
difference    110
ways    110
extracts    97
colorado    79
dangers    77
discussion    73
strands    73
missouri    73
wut    73
rituals    73
law    73
denver    73
safe    73
taking    61
cost    50
cakes    49
montreal    49
project    40
harvard    40
when    39
locations    37
using    37
counter    36
finch    36
habitat    36
cardiovascular    36
cake    28
bigger    28
come    28
from    28
psycho    26
detecting    24
clips    24
ld    24
aldous    24
50    24
huxley    24
backyard    24
movie    24
infrared    24
incubus    24
spectroscopy    24
brain    19
kits    16
levels    16
magic    15
hunting    14
potent    13
va    13
disadvantages    12
species    12
canada    12
advantages    12
washington    11
0 69,000

For Innovative Addictions Research, Montreal Drug and Alcohol Rehab Leads the Way

Montreal, Quebec, Canada is home to USDR, a drug and alcohol rehab center that continually strives to be a leader in the field of addictions research. Through the generous sponsorship of investigations such as this one on psilocybin, they have expanded addictions research to include the important area of internet search behaviors. Tracking the popularity of search phrases for abused substances can provide many important insights.

Psilocybin - Prevalent Search Topics, Continued - Graph 3

Top 31 - 105 two and three word combinations
(Top 30 are in Graph 1 above)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  280
purple psilocybin    267
ld50 psilocybin    243
psilocybin trips    243
psilocybin tea    243
dried psilocybin    237
texas psilocybin    220
extract psilocybin    219
statistics on psilocybin    219
texas psilocybin spores    219
psilocybin freezer    170
psilocybin in blood    170
how to grow psilocybin    158
psilocybin mushrooms grow    155
mushrooms grow    155
pictures of psilocybin    152
grow psilocybin mushrooms    151
psilocybin mushroom study    146
psilocybin mushrooms prices    146
mushrooms prices    146
stargazer psilocybin mushrooms    110
drug screening for psilocybin    110
psilocybin extracts    97
pictures of dried psilocybin    91
psilocybin dangers    73
missouri psilocybin    73
psilocybin rituals    73
psilocybin cakes    49
psilocybin cost    49
montreal psilocybin    49
dried purple psilocybin    48
harvard psilocybin project    40
dreams of psilocybin finch    36
growing locations of psilocybin    36
psilocybin cubensis habitat    36
psycho psilocybin    26
incubus psycho psilocybin    24
detecting psilocybin in blood    24
psilocybin movie clips    24
ld 50 psilocybin    24
psilocybin cubensis backyard    24
infrared spectroscopy psilocybin    24
aldous huxley psilocybin    24
bigger psilocybin cake    24
psilocybin levels    16
where to find psilocybin    15
psilocybin mushrooms in va    13
mushroom kit    12
psilocybin mushroom kit    12
psilocybin hunting    11
psilocybin news footage canada    10
psilocybin statistics    9
psilocybin shrooms    9
magic mushrooms    9
history of psilocybin    8
psilocybin levels in humans    8
mushrooms psilocybin    7
psilocybin mushrooms grow naturally    7
psilocybin prints    7
mushroom kits    7
synthetic psilocybin    7
psilocybin mushroom kits    7
alabama psilocybin    7
psilocybin mushrooms mental    6
psilocybin identification    6
psilocybin structure    6
psilocybin mushrooms in colorado    6
psilocybin hippy    6
street names for psilocybin    6
psilocybin cubensis outdoor cultivation    6
mushrooms in colorado    6
pictures of psilocybin mushrooms    6
psilocybin magic    6
psilocybin dosage    6
psilocybin brain    6
cubensis psilocybin    6
0 280