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      Use of psilocybin (“mushrooms”) among US adults: 2015–2018

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      Journal of Psychedelic Studies
      Akadémiai Kiadó
      psilocybin, mushrooms, drug use, harm reduction

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          We sought to estimate the prevalence of lifetime psilocybin use among a national sample of US adults ages 18 and older and associated demographic/substance use correlates. Pooled data from the 2015–2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health were utilized among 168,650 individuals 18 years or older. An estimated 9.68% of individuals reported lifetime use of psilocybin. Differences were found among demographics, drug use, and sexual identity, with bisexual identification being associated with greater lifetime use. Nearly two-thirds of individuals who have ever used Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), methamphetamine, and/or heroin also reportedly used psilocybin. Findings from the present study can inform harm reduction efforts and behavioral health messaging.

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          Contributors
          Journal
          2054
          Journal of Psychedelic Studies
          JPS
          Akadémiai Kiadó (Budapest )
          2559-9283
          11 May 2021
          21 January 2021
          : 5
          : 1
          : 17-21
          Affiliations
          [1 ] School of Human Services, University of Cincinnati , Cincinnati, OH, United States
          [2 ] Center for Prevention Science , Cincinnati, OH, United States
          Author notes
          [* ]Corresponding author. School of Human Services, University of Cincinnati , Cincinnati, OH, United States. Tel.: +1 513 442 9586. yockeyra@ 123456mail.uc.edu
          Article
          10.1556/2054.2020.00159
          d5a0482d-8a40-476b-96fe-a3fa41f3e213
          © 2020 The Author(s)

          Open Access. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium for non-commercial purposes, provided the original author and source are credited, a link to the CC License is provided, and changes – if any – are indicated.

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          Evolutionary Biology,Medicine,Psychology,Educational research & Statistics,Social & Behavioral Sciences
          harm reduction,drug use,mushrooms,psilocybin

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