Pattern Of Use And Subjective Effects Of Salvia Divinorum Among Recreational Users

By Salvinorin A · Aug 10, 2007 · Updated Aug 11, 2007 · ·
  1. Salvinorin A
    http://addiction.blogosfere.it/2006/05/pattern-of-use.html

    Marco Mozzoni: August 5, 2007

    Demographic data and information on pattern of use and subjective effects of Salvia divinorum were obtained by means of self-report questionnaires from a sample of 32 recreational users of salvia and other psychedelics. The study, led by Gonzalez D, Riba J, Bouso JC, Gomez-Jarabo G, Barbanoj MJ, researchers at Departamento de Psicologia Biologica y de la Salud, Facultad de Psicologia, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, is published in PubMed.
    Involvement with salvia appeared to be a recent phenomenon. Smoking the extract was the preferred form of administration.
    Subjective effects were described as intense but short-lived, appearing in less than 1min and lasting 15min or less.
    They included psychedelic-like changes in visual perception, mood and somatic sensations, and importantly, a highly modified perception of external reality and the self, leading to a decreased ability to interact with oneself or with one's surroundings.
    Although some aspects of the subjective effects reported were similar to high doses of classical psychedelics with serotonin-2A receptor agonist activity, the intense derealization and impairment reported appear to be a characteristic of salvia.
    The observed simultaneous high scores on the LSD and PCAG subscales of the Addiction Research Center Inventory (ARCI) have been previously reported for other kappa-opioid agonists, and support kappa receptor activation as the probable pharmacologic mechanism underlying the modified state of awareness induced by salvia.
    Salvia divinorum is a member of the Lamiaceae family and contains the psychotropic diterpene and kappa-opioid receptor agonist salvinorin-A.
    Originally a shamanic inebriant used by the Mexican Mazatec Indians, the plant and its preparations are becoming increasingly popular among non-traditional users.

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  1. Salvinorin A
    Re: Pattern Of Use And Subjective Effects Of Salvia Divinorum Among Recreational User

    Pinch me! I'm dreaming. Is this a real unbiased salvia article?

    Thank you Italy.

    Sal-A
  2. Bajeda
    Re: Pattern Of Use And Subjective Effects Of Salvia Divinorum Among Recreational User

    Please post a link/source.
  3. Salvinorin A
    Re: Pattern Of Use And Subjective Effects Of Salvia Divinorum Among Recreational User

    Whoops sorry...edited it in there. Weird that it's from part of a blog about addiction.

    Sal-A
  4. violinist3749
    Re: Pattern Of Use And Subjective Effects Of Salvia Divinorum Among Recreational User

    I still don't see a source..
  5. Salvinorin A
    Re: Pattern Of Use And Subjective Effects Of Salvia Divinorum Among Recreational User

    My God, now this forum is playing tricks on me, I could have sworn I threw it in there....now it's there for SURE.

    Sal-A
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