Journal article

Dimethyltryptamine (DMT): Prevalence, user characteristics and abuse liability in a large global sample

Adam R Winstock, Stephen Kaar, Rohan Borschmann

Journal of Psychopharmacology | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2014


This paper presents original research on prevalence, user characteristics and effect profile of N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a potent hallucinogenic which acts primarily through the serotonergic system. Data were obtained from the Global Drug Survey (an anonymous online survey of people, many of whom have used drugs) conducted between November and December 2012 with 22,289 responses. Lifetime prevalence of DMT use was 8.9% (n=1980) and past year prevalence use was 5.0% (n=1123). We explored the effect profile of DMT in 472 participants who identified DMT as the last new drug they had tried for the first time and compared it with ratings provided by other respondents on psilocybin (magic mus..

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