How to Quit Smoking With Psychedelic Mushrooms

Recent research has shown simply incredible results in smoking cessation, when psychedelic mushrooms are combined with cognitive behavioral therapy sessions. From a recent Johns Hopkins study:

Johns Hopkins researchers report that a small number of longtime smokers who had failed many attempts to drop the habit did so after a carefully controlled and monitored use of psilocybin—the active hallucinogenic agent in so-called "magic mushrooms"—in the context of a cognitive behavioral therapy treatment program.

The abstinence rate for study participants was 80 percent after six months, much higher than typical success rates in smoking cessation trials.


Ten men and five women, all mentally and physically healthy, participated in the study. The average age of the study participants was 51; they smoked, on average, 19 cigarettes a day for 31 years; and had repeatedly tried and failed to stop smoking

The 80% successful quit rate is simply unprecedented in smoking cessation research.

To learn how to use mushrooms in an intentional context, read our Mushrooms Guide.

Safety Precautions

It's worth noting that psychedelics are not physical addictive themselves and mushrooms typically have a low risk of overuse because they become less effective the more frequently they are used, as the body adjusts.

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