Salvia (Salvia divinorum) is an herb in the mint family native to southern Mexico. It is used to produce hallucinogenic experiences.
Although information about salvia is limited, its use may be driven in part by drug-related videos and information on Internet sites. Because of the nature of the drug’s effects—brief hallucinogenic experiences that mimic psychosis, it is more likely to be used in individual experimentation than as a social or party drug.
Subjective effects of salvia use have been described as intense but short-lived, appearing in less than 1 minute and lasting less than 30 minutes. They include psychedelic-like changes in visual perception, mood and body sensations, emotional swings, feelings of detachment, and a highly modified perception of external reality and the self, leading to a decreased ability to interact with one’s surroundings. This last effect has prompted concern about the dangers of driving under the influence of salvinorin.
The psychological or physical health effects of salvia use have not been investigated systematically, and consequences of long-term use are not known. Experiments in rodents demonstrated deleterious effects of salvinorin A on learning and memory, but there is little evidence of salvia causing dependence or long-term psychiatric problems in humans.
Source: NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
Research Drugs of Abuse
ADS saved my life and are some of the greatest people I’ve ever known.
Excellent therapist and teacher.
Everyone at both clinics (East & West) are extremely wonderful and helpful. I feel like they’re family.
I came here wanting help and ADS has provided more than expected. I thank them very much.
I learned a lot about addiction and disease and how to not feel guilty about my past. I was able to stay clean and get the help I needed by coming to class and talking and listening.
This program is a good place. Without it, I don’t know where I would be right now. Thank you guys!
I really enjoyed coming to class. It helped me a lot. Thank you.
It helps to be able to talk with someone.
IOP and Aftercare have really helped me in my addiction and to know what to do in the future. Thanks for giving me my life back.
Email a Counselor
Request a Presentation
Submit Your Request
Recent ADS Posts
- It’s time to get rid of your outdated or ...
- Spectrum News published a segment the week of 1...
- Greetings everyone! We have exciting news: ADS ...
- WSOC-TV has published a segment on NC Attorney ...
- Listed below is a link and a video with informa...