Buying Ayahuasca and other entheogenic substances online: a word of caution

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Since the mid 1990's a number of publications have appeared in the UK and Europe and stimulated interest in a number of psychoactive plants native to South and Central America that had previously been relatively obscure outside of their places of origin. While information describing the effects of these together with extraction techniques was widely available, the plants themselves remained difficult to source until the proliferation of online “headshops” trading in legal alternatives to controlled drugs. The main aim of this study was to assess users’ own experience of accessibility of information available from online suppliers of these drugs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalAddiction Research and Theory
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


  • controlled drugs
  • drugs
  • legal drugs
  • psychoactive plants


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