Perceived harm, motivations for use and subjective experiences of recreational psychedelic ‘magic’ mushroom use

@article{Roberts2020PerceivedHM,
  title={Perceived harm, motivations for use and subjective experiences of recreational psychedelic ‘magic’ mushroom use},
  author={Carl A Roberts and Isaac Osborne-Miller and Jon C. Cole and Suzanne H. Gage and Paul Christiansen},
  journal={Journal of Psychopharmacology},
  year={2020},
  volume={34},
  pages={1007 - 999}
}
Background: Data on actual harm of magic mushrooms suggest that toxicity and abuse potential is low, however, their legal status suggests otherwise. We aimed to gauge perception of harm of magic mushrooms in both users and mushroom-naïve participants. We also aimed to observe differences in expectations of effects between users and mushroom-naïve participants, and whether motivations for use predicted their expected effects. Method: In total, 73 polydrug users with experience of using magic… 
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