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Psychoactive Herb Use and Youth - A closer look at Salvia divinorum

Psychoactive Herb Use and Youth - A closer look at Salvia divinorum

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    Ahern NR, Greenberg CS. Psychoactive herb use and youth: a closer look at salvia divinorum. J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2011 Aug;49(8):16-9. doi: 10.3928/02793695-20110705-05 (http://www.slackjournals.com/article.aspx?rid=85730). Epub 2011 Jul 15.

    Abstract: Salvia divinorum is a psychoactive herb and an increasingly popular recreational drug used by young people in our country and abroad. Much of its increased popularity stems from its easy accessibility and affordability; its effects produce an intense and potent "high" and concomitant disorientation and hallucinations. The risks associated with Salvia are poorly defined due to a lack of scientific evidence, leaving Salvia users with false assurances about its safety. Although its safety profile is ill defined, its intense effects are well known and can put young people at risk for injuries and serious errors in judgment. Psychiatric nurses and health care practitioners are in key positions to influence practice, education, and policy regarding the use and abuse of this drug by youth.. Epub 2011 Jul 15.