Lizard as a psychedelic fauna: a systematic review of published cases

Godara, Karishma, Phakey, Nisha, Patil, Vaibhav, Sarkar, Siddharth and Pandey, Krishan Kumar (2022) Lizard as a psychedelic fauna: a systematic review of published cases. Journal of Substance Use, 27 (3). pp. 1-7. ISSN 1465-9891

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The ingestion of various animals with psychoactive properties has been observed since antiquity. Though unusual, lizard use has been reported in the literature as case reports. Yet the rarity of this phenomenon has not been explored through large-scale studies. This paper systematically reviews available case reports of individuals using lizards for recreational purposes and synthesizes the evidence in terms of socio-demographic, clinical, and treatment variables.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Psychedelic fauna | psychoactive fauna | psychedelic | lizards use | unconventional substance use
Subjects: Physical, Life and Health Sciences > Medicine
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Health (Social sciences)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences
Depositing User: Gena Veineithem
Date Deposited: 07 May 2022 05:25
Last Modified: 07 May 2022 05:31
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