Due to their growing popularity, psilocybin drug users find different ways to ingest mushrooms for their perception-altering and psychedelic effects. Unfortunately, both psilocybin and psilocin are classified as a schedule I substances by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) due to their relative potential for abuse and lack of a recognized medical purpose. The one up bar is just one way in which psilocybin mushrooms can be ingested.
What Is a One Up Bar (Mushroom Chocolate)?
Magic mushrooms (shrooms, mushies) contain a psychoactive and hallucinogenic compound called psilocybin. These mushrooms often look like dried ordinary mushrooms with tall, thin stems that are whitish-gray and usually have dark brown caps that are white or light brown in the center. Dried mushrooms tend to be a rustier color with some off-white areas.
Magic mushrooms can be eaten, combined with food, or brewed as a tea for consumption. Mushrooms tend to create the most potent high or “trip” when ingested orally, but their reportedly poor taste has resulted in the creation of various recipes, such as mushroom chocolate, of which a One Up Bar is made. Mushroom chocolate can be found in other desserts, making it easier and more pleasant for people to consume.
Unfortunately, many users fail to recognize the dangers of using psychedelic mushrooms. Many do not understand their potential for repeated abuse and their ability to impact brain function. People who abuse mushrooms (particularly in combination with other substances) can develop a habit that requires medical detox and other forms of care and support, such as treatment programs, to recover from.
How Mushroom Chocolate Works
Magic mushrooms have potent hallucinogenic properties, meaning they make users see, hear, and experience sensations that seem real but are not apparent to outside observers. Mushroom effects are variable and are often affected by several factors, including how they are prepared, ingested, and in what amount.
A One Up Bar contains psilocybin, modified in the body to psilocin after ingestion. Both compounds are hallucinogens that mimic a chemical called serotonin, a neurochemical related to feelings of pleasure and well-being that contribute to the euphoric high that is the impetus for psychedelic drug use. Psilocybin mushrooms have also been shown to open up different brain regions that are not typically accessed.
Effects of Magic Mushroom Chocolate Bars
Chocolate mushroom’s effects are comparable to those of ingested the mushrooms independently. The psilocybin in these mushrooms converts to psilocin in the body, causing altered senses and perceptions and other wanted and unwanted effects that onset in around 20-40 minutes after and can last up to 6 hours.
Common side effects of mushroom chocolate include the following:
- Enlarged pupils
- Increased heart rate
- High blood pressure
- Elevated body temperature
- Impaired coordination
- Muscle weakness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Distorted sense of time
- Loss of touch with reality
- Visual hallucinations
- Auditory hallucinations
- Anxiety and paranoia
All hallucinogens come with the risk of inducing mental, emotional, and physical reactions and contributing to accidents and injury while under the influence. Adolescents and young adults most commonly use psilocybin mushrooms and products that contain them. These mushrooms and alcohol are also combined frequently to increase the intensity of physical and psychoemotional effects.
Because the psychoactive components in magic mushrooms aren’t measurable, the high feelings or side effects an individual experiences can be unpredictable. This means it may be difficult to discern how long the “trip” will persist, how powerful it will be, and whether it will be a pleasant or unpleasant experience.
In summary, ingesting magic mushrooms can have various effects, from relaxing feelings to sheer panic marked by hallucinations, delusions, anxiety, and paranoia. Unfortunately, chronic use of these fungi and products that contain them can also result in some level of dependence, making it challenging to stop using them.
In addition, people with such addictions often encounter relationship struggles, financial issues, and legal problems because they prioritize their drug-using habits above everything else. Drug abuse also increases the likelihood that a person will engage in risky and potentially life-threatening or harmful behavior and often opens the door to other more dangerous forms of substance abuse, such as that of heroin, meth, or cocaine.
Getting Professional Help for Substance Abuse
Those who are abusing psilocybin and have attempted multiple times to quit without success are urged to seek advice from trained addiction treatment professionals such as those employed by Just Believe Detox and Just Believe Recovery centers.
Our approach is comprehensive and integrated, meaning that co-occurring physical and mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety are addressed in conjunction with substance abuse.
Our programs feature numerous effective evidence-based therapies and services, including medical detox, psychotherapy, counseling, group support, art and music therapy, aftercare planning, and more.