How Do I Know if Someone is on Salvia?

How Do I Know if Someone is on Salvia?

 

Salvia is a natural herb used to achieve hallucinogenic effects. There are several routes of administration for Salvia use. Salvia can be ingested orally by chewing the fresh leaves of the Salvia plant or by drinking the juice extracted from the leaves. Salvia can also be smoked, inhaled or vaporized. What are some signs of use and abuse that you can spot if you think someone has been abusing Salvia?

 

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The Risks of Using Salvia

 

The high prevalence of teens and young adults using and experimenting with Salvia is a serious issue in society today. Due to lack of legal restrictions, easy accessibility and unknown long-term side effects, Salvia is a serious health risk for users. Similar to any other hallucinogenic drug, Salvia produces effects that cause the user to be unable to distinguish fantasy from reality. This can lead to dangerous decision-making and actions taken. Salvia poses a great risk to user suffering from mental illness especially those with depression, schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder. For users with a mental illness, Salvia can cause a relapse in their symptoms or induced psychosis. Along with the serious immediate health risks associated with Salvia, the unknown long-term effects of Salvia use make this a dangerous experimental drug.

 

Signs of Salvia Use

 

•Uncontrollable laughter
• Dizziness
• Chills
• Loss of coordination
• Slurred speech
• Decreased heart rate
• Changes in vision
• Feelings of detachment
• Paranoia
• Hallucinations
• Thrashing of body similar to that of a seizure

 

Can You Get Addicted to Salvia?

 

While it remains unknown if Salvia has the potential to lead to addiction and dependence, it often attracts repeat users. Due to lack of information, medical professionals liken the addictive properties of Salvia to other drugs like PCP, Cocaine and Heroin. More information and research is needed to determine the long-term effects of this drug and possible addictive properties. For more information about Salvia abuse and how to get help in recovery, do not hesitate to contact us at (888)357-7577.