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Ayahuasca is a psychoactive substance made from natural vines and plants that can be dangerous to ingest. While many people have used it as a part of religious ceremonies in South America, it is not legal in the United States. However, more people from the US are choosing to use Ayahuasca, even if they must travel to do so. Learn more below.
What is Ayahuasca?
Users typically consume Ayahuasca as tea brewed with leaves from Psychotriavirdis and the vine Banisteriopsiscaapi. Different tribes and religious communities have used this drink for decades.
People often take Ayahuasca as part of a ceremony meant to help cleanse their bodies and open their mind to enlightenment.
However, this drug has a lot of negative side effects like vomiting, diarrhea, hallucinations, and paranoia.
The Growing Use of Ayahuasca in the United States
As the popularity of Ayahuasca has increased, The New Yorker coined it, “the drug of choice for the age of kale.” In fact, people from the United States even go on Ayahuasca retreats where they travel to a South American country specifically for this drug experience.
The Ayahuasca experience is considered something that many people want to try because taking Ayahuasca is said to give users clarity of purpose or answers about the world through the hallucinations it produces.
However, the uptick in the use of Ayahuasca doesn’t make it any less dangerous or reduce the negative side effects that can and do occur.
If you or a loved one is experiencing addiction to Ayahuasca and want to start your journey towards treatment and recovery.
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