Dr. Drew to Access Hollywood on Miley Ray Cyrus smoking salvia: ‘We know that she’s going to be acting out now because her family’s in trouble, so it’s not unusual to see depression manifesting as various kinds of acting out behaviors. Adolescents don’t get depressed the way adults do.
They don’t get sad and cry and withdraw. They often act out & become irritable, they act out with drugs and.. get in trouble and she seems to be suffering. It’s a very powerful hallucinogen. It grows along the freeways in Southern California. They make a powder out of it, they smoke it, they make tea out of it.
The smoking causes a very intense hallucinatory high. It lasts just a few minutes and they’re very bizarre many times, too. If I had a child that was doing that or if I was advising a parent, I would say get professional help immediately. This cat is out of the bag. This is a child who is in trouble and who is suffering & this is her way of trying to manage that. Get professional help.’