Title

Trippin' On Sally D: Exploring Predictors of Salvia divinorum Experimentation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2009

Department

Criminal Justice

Abstract

Salvia divinorum is a new recreational drug where few studies have been conducted on its prevalence and predictors of use. Using a sample of undergraduate students. this study investigated these issues. While a small number reported experimenting with salvia, logistic regression models showed that demographics, marijuana use, and self-control are statistically significant predictors. The effect of gender on use was explained by low self-control; but the effect of marijuana use remained. Results also showed that White males who frequently smoke marijuana and have extremely low self-control are most likely to use salvia. Limitations and future research are discussed. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

Journal of Criminal Justice

Volume

37

Issue

4

First Page

396

Last Page

403