Acute effects of kava, alone or in combination with alcohol, on subjective measures of impairment and intoxication and on cognitive performance.

@article{Foo1997AcuteEO,
  title={Acute effects of kava, alone or in combination with alcohol, on subjective measures of impairment and intoxication and on cognitive performance.},
  author={Hong Foo and Jim Lemon},
  journal={Drug and alcohol review},
  year={1997},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={147-55}
}
Kava (Piper methysticum) and alcohol were administered either separately or in combination to human subjects. Self-reports of their levels of impairment and intoxication were collected, and performance skills on a number of cognitive and visuomotor tests were determined, before and three times after consumption of the experimental drink. Kava alone had no effect on reported condition. In contrast, alcohol produced marked changes in each of the five subjective measures, all of which were in the… CONTINUE READING