Unusual/unconventional psychoactive substances of abuse

Authors

  • Anil Kakunje Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore
  • P M A Nishad JUNIOR RESIDENT IN PSYCHIATRY
  • Ganesh Kini Asst Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore
  • Shashwsth Sathyanath Asst Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore
  • Mohan Chandran V V Emeritus Professor,Dept of Psychiatry, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.30834/KJP.31.1.2018.156

Keywords:

Unconventional, unusual psychoactive substances, psychoactive fauna

Abstract

The use of unconventional substances of abuse has not been reported in detail in medical literature. The users have found such new ways when encountered with non availability of substance of abuse or lack of money. They also invented new routes of administration and different patterns of using them. The ‘high’ experienced from it incite them to continue this practice. Unconventional substances of abuse could drag the attention of mankind and always created curiosity among the readers. Here we are reporting two cases with psychoactive fauna usage in unusual ways.

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Published

2019-06-13

How to Cite

Kakunje, A., Nishad, P. M. A., Kini, G., Sathyanath, S., & V V, M. C. (2019). Unusual/unconventional psychoactive substances of abuse. Kerala Journal of Psychiatry, 31(1). https://doi.org/10.30834/KJP.31.1.2018.156