Salvia addiction treatment at Morningside RecoverySalvia is currently not regulated by the Controlled Substances Act, but several states and countries have passed legislation to regulate its use. Salvia divinorum is a perennial herb in the mint family native to the northeastern Sierra Mazateca mountain region of Mexico. The powerful and legal drug is commonly abused for its hallucinogenic properties. Chewing or smoking the leaves induces vivid hallucinations, a sense of dissociation, feelings of being in another time or place, and poor coordination. Because of its hallucinogenic properties, many people seek it out and inevitably develop a Salvia addiction.

The salvia “trip” is often short-lived, lasting 25 minutes or less. Learn more about the effects of salvia and get answers to important questions, such as “Is salvia legal?”, “What does the drug look like?” and many more below.

What does salvia look like?

Salvia resembles other common household plants with spade-shaped green leaves that look similar to mint. The plant itself can grow to more than three feet high and features hollow square stems and white flowers with purple calyces.

How is salvia consumed?

Users often chew the fresh leaves, smoke the dried leaves as a joint, or drink the extracted juices. Salvia can also be vaporized and inhaled or consumed in water pipes.

Is salvia legal?

Salvia currently is not regulated by the Controlled Substances Act, but several U.S. States have passed legislation to control its use.

What are the effects of salvia?

Salvia effects include irritability, drowsiness, sleeping difficulty, anxiety, mood effects, extreme dizziness, and light headedness. Users of salvia may also experience racing thoughts and increased self-confidence. Consistent use can also lead to a Salvia addiction.

Does salvia show up on a drug test?

Salvia does not show up on a drug test, as it does not contain any of the chemicals that are detected by traditional drug tests. Currently, the military issues the only drug tests that regularly test for salvia usage.

Where do teens and adults get salvia?

As salvia is legal in some areas of the United States and the world, it is widely sold online. In areas in which it is legal, smoke and tobacco shops may also carry it.

How much does salvia cost?

The price of salvia depends on where you live and in which form you purchase it. An extract can average $25 to $30 per gram, while the leaves can range from $15 to $20 per ounce.

What is the typical age range of users?

The typical age range for people who use salvia is about age 12 through adults in college. Both children younger and adults older may also use salvia on a regular basis.

Is salvia addictive?

While it may not happen as quickly as other types of substance abuse, saliva addiction is still possible. This is especially true on a psychological level. Professional help from a rehabilitation center should be sought to overcome an addiction to any drug. A rehab facility can provide a dual-diagnosis, treatment plan, and help those with a salvia addiction through recovery.

Is salvia harmful?

Salvia is considered a dangerous drug as it alters the mental state of the user. Within a minute of taking salvia, users can develop psychosis or can exacerbate another mood or behavior disorder.

Is salvia weed?

In the salvia vs. weed debate, many people compare the two as they both produce a short-term “high.” While weed and salvia effects can be similar, marijuana generally has milder effects that can last for several hours.

How long do the effects of salvia last?

The duration of the “high” depends on the amount ingested and the method of use. When smoked, the effects of salvia peak for 5 to 20 minutes and then subside. When taken orally, the onset of effects generally takes longer and can last up to 3 hours.

How many people use salvia?

It is estimated that of all Americans 12 years of age or older, about 1.8 million have used salvia in their lifetime. Statistics also show that young adults were nearly 3 times more likely than youths to have used salvia in the past year.

Treatment for Salvia Addiction at Morningside Recovery

If you are noticing signs of salvia addiction in yourself or someone you love, then it’s time to find help. Morningside Recovery offers a variety of addiction therapy services to help clients overcome their physical and psychological addictions. Some of these services include:

  • Adventure therapy
  • Experiential therapy
  • Evidence based therapy

If you’re ready to overcome your salvia addiction, then make the call to get help today. Call Morningside Recovery at 855-631-2135 to learn more about our rehab programs and therapy services. 

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