Kava: the drug ruining the Pacific
The drug has been introduced to Australia – as if Australia did not already have enough problems from alcohol and other drugs.
(Piper methysticum is known as kava or yaqona.)
Kava: psychotic effect clouds judgement
- People ignore kava’s horrid taste, and unfortunately drink it for the sake of its psychotic effect. The drug reduces inhibitions and clouds judgement.
- It is sedative, relaxes the muscles, slurs speech, and causes the mouth and throat to become numb. The kava-drinker becomes dizzy or unable to stand up.
- Kava gets many girls into a state of mind where they are accepting kava in return for indecent behaviour.