How to avoid a bad trip

The following all correlate with having a bad trip on psychedelics, from a study that included psychedelics like LSD (acid) and shrooms (psilocybin).

  • Higher doses
  • Being in a bad emotional state before taking psychedelics
  • Being in an uncomfortable setting
  • Not having social support during the session
  • Not having a sitter during the session1

Bad Trip Causes

Currently having a bad trip? See this section.

Is your friend currently having a bad trip? See this guide.


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