The Brief: A slang term and abbreviation for magic mushrooms.


Shrooms, short for “mushrooms”, are a recreational drug that can cause hallucinations. They are often ingested by eating them or brewing them in a tea for drinking.

When one is on mushrooms, they are often said to be “tripping” or “shrooming”.

A mild or “good trip” might leave a person feeling relaxed or sleepy, but larger doses of stronger mushrooms can bring on anxiety, paranoia, and excessive nervousness.