Precautions for Beginning Psychedelic Users

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by Amber Lyon

on April 14, 2014

If you are considering trying psychedelic medicines for the first time, it’s imperative that you research how to create the ideal set (mindset) and setting (space, location) for your experience.  Set and setting can make the difference between a life changing trip and a trip from hell.

In order to help you maximize your psychedelic experience, check out the First time Tripping Basics- Precautions and Suggestions for Beginners on

Some tips:

  • If you’re in a bad mindset- depressed, in a bad mood, or not feeling well- then do not trip. Wait until you are feeling better.
  • A party is definitely not the place for your first trip
  • Pick some people who are either experienced or are good friends to sit with you during the trip
  • If you take antidepressants, do your research.  Many psychedelics interact with these medications poorly, some in potentially fatal ways.