Ayahuasca in Adolescence: Qualitative Results

  title={Ayahuasca in Adolescence: Qualitative Results},
  author={Marlene Dobkin de Rios and Charles S. Grob and Enrique Lopez and Dartiu Xavier da Silviera and Luisa K Alonso and Evelyn Doering-Silveira},
  journal={Journal of Psychoactive Drugs},
  pages={135 - 139}
Abstract Qualitative research was conducted in Brazil among 28 ayahuasca-consuming adolescents members of the Uniāo do Vegetal Church, and 28 adolescents who never used ayahuasca. They were compared on a number of qualitative variables, including vignettes measuring moral and ethical concerns. Psychocultural studies utilizing co-occurences of variables in the realm of qualitative studies are useful in understanding and complementing quantitative studies also conducted among this population… 

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