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Used for centuries by indigenous groups throughout America for religious purposes, salvia divinorum, also known as “diviner’s sage,” “magic mint” and “sally d,” is a psychoactive herb which produces extremely intense hallucinations when used and thus, is used by many for recreational purposes.

Although it is not a drug which is commonly abused, the underlying problems that can drive people towards substances like salvia are well known to Sovereign Health. Our California facilities treat both the mental and physical symptoms that often accompany salvia abuse. Moreover, we make sure that the treatment process for salvia addiction begins with a proper detoxification treatment that can flush out all toxins from an individual’s body and speed up recovery.

Salvia abuse

Usually, salvia is smoked, however, it can also be chewed, vaped and even turned into a liquid concentrate. According to a research conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), it has been found that salvia use doesn’t result in any form of dependence or addiction. In fact, its use is legal and decriminalized in several states, but is still illegal in many others.

Abusing salvia can have detrimental effects on an individual’s health. Its use can rapidly and utterly alter a person’s perception – a change that can be highly damaging to a user unprepared – or unaware – of salvia’s intense effects. Experiences with salvia can also lead to memory loss and loss of consciousness. Yes, salvia’s effects are short-lived; most trips can be measured in minutes. That’s more than enough time for a person to crash through a coffee table, or jump through a window to escape disturbing visions.

It is important to remember that salvia administered in a clinical or spiritual environment affect its user differently than a user experimenting with it at a loud party or a user who was expecting the vastly different effects of marijuana.

Some of the common symptoms that signify salvia use are:

  • Psychosis
  • Hallucinations
  • Mood swings, including sensations of extreme fear and panic
  • Depersonalization
  • Memory loss and severe impairment of coordination

It is important for an individual to be very careful when using this drug as using it over a long period of time can have several effects, such as:

  • A compulsion to escape reality via salvia.
  • An inability to stop using salvia, or a belief that salvia use makes life worth living.
  • Participating in dangerous behavior – intentionally or otherwise – while under the influence of salvia.
  • Psychological damage resulting from repeated salvia disorder – or from using salvia along with other illicit substances.

Effects of salvia abuse

Many factors contribute to the salvia’s effects on an individual such as, the amount of the dose, user’s experiences and expectations while using salvia, user’s mental state and the environment in which the drug is being used.

Salvia’s effects are strong and come on quickly – users experience them rapidly after ingesting the drug. Generally, salvia’s effects last around half an hour, with users reporting vivid, occasionally disturbing hallucinations. These hallucinations can be visual, tactile and auditory and often have a spiritual dimension to them.

Recent research has found that salvia acts on the brain’s opioid receptors – however, salvia affects different receptors from those affected by opioids. Salvia’s long-term effects are largely unknown. Some researchers think long-term withdrawal symptoms of salvia abuse might create flashbacks for users, similar to those experienced by habitual users of psychedelics like LSD.

Getting help for salvia abuse

Casual salvia use might be a signal of deeper mental and addiction issues. Mental illness and substance use disorders – or a combination of both, known as a dual diagnosis – are serious problems that have devastating consequences if left untreated. Therefore, it is important to seek help at the right time and thus, Sovereign Health is here to help.

The first step toward recovery begins with an effective salvia detox treatment offered under the expert’s guidance. With a well-planned detox program, the detoxification treatment at one of the best Salvia detox centers is sure to fasten up the recovery process.

Sovereign Health makes use of several proven and effective treatment modalities that lead their patients into a healthier life. Unlike many other treatment providers, Sovereign takes a holistic view of its patients. We don’t just treat the physical symptoms of salvia use; we also treat the underlying mental disorders that often fuel the abuse of salvia and other drugs.

Why choose Sovereign Health

Counted as one of the leading providers of mental health and addiction treatment, there are a number of factors that make us distinct from various other treatment facilities as mentioned below:

  • Sovereign’s facilities across the U.S. are maintained to the highest possible standards
  • We heal our patients in mind and body
  • We make use of traditional and alternative treatment methods

Sovereign believes everybody deserves a chance at a life free from addiction. We’re with you every step of the way. A better life can start today. For more information, call our 24/7 helpline.

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