What To Do When Your Shroom Trip Is Going Badly

According to Destruction Unit guitarist, Jes Aurelius.

Illustration Kyle Platts
June 10, 2015

Destruction Unit's Jes Aurelius: If you’re starting to feel like a shroom trip’s going bad, or if you’re starting to get nervous, it’s hard to not want to control it. But I’ve found that it’s important to go into something like that with as few expectations as possible: letting it guide you, without you trying to guide it. Obviously, the setting is extremely important. I’ve had plenty of good times with groups or at parties or in public, but it all depends on your mindset, who you’re with, and what kind of baggage or stress you’re carrying. If you’re not having a good time and it has something to do with the setting, try and remove yourself from that setting.

I’ve gotten to a point now where I enjoy shrooms more as a personal thing, and less of a social thing. It’s like a therapy that you can’t escape from. Like any kind of therapy, you have to face things and you have to confront things. It’s not always beneficial to avoid that. I don’t think there’s a right or wrong way to trip. Once you have some experience, you learn to “go with it,” and as bad of a time as you’re having, you can at least try and take some positives from it. Having a bad trip is never a fun thing, but I’ve learned as much from bad trips as I have from good trips.


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