Hallucinogenic mushroom use by Danish students: pattern of consumption

J. F. LASSEN*, N. F. LASSEN, J. SKOV

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Abstract

Abstract. A survey among Danish students revealed that 33 (7.2%) of the respondents had experience with hallucinogenic mushrooms (HM). Afterwards these students answered an extended questionnaire about habits and pattern of consumption. It seems that mushroom use is experimental and may be due to risk‐seeking behaviour but is mostly recreational and restricted to a few events. Age over 25 years and male sex were statistically related to a higher lifetime consumption rate of HM. The age of first time users was significantly lower for marijuana than for HM. Only 15 of the respondents wanted to continue use. Most of them were males and they had significantly more friends with HM experience than those who would not continue. We recommend that surveys of drug abuse include questions concerning HM to monitor the trends and extent of HM abuse. 1993 Blackwell Publishing Ltd

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Internal Medicine
Volume233
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)111-112
Number of pages2
ISSN0954-6820
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1993

Keywords

  • drug abuse
  • hallucinogenic mushrooms
  • psilocybine
  • questionnaire
  • students

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