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Topic created by ty9
on Sat, 31 Jan 2009 at 11:27

ty9 said on Sat, 31 Jan 2009 at 11:27...

I saw this desciption of the effects of absinthe:

"I understand how the effect can be described as an hallucination. But thatís not a precisely correct description. It is, as has been described elsewhere, more of a clear-headedness; a clarity of not only vision, but thought. Perceptions seem to be sharpened. While you might not be hallucinating images that arenít there, the images that are there seem to be somehow enhanced ó more vibrant. Itís very much a hyper-aware altered state of inebriation"

Interesting description, eh?

Anonymous said on Sun, 1 Feb 2009 at 21:18...

A concise description. This would be down to the presence of ALPHA THUJONE in some absinthe, as it actually blocks the inhibitory effects of alcohol on GABA recptors Most people know that absinthe drinkers become more talkative, seem less inebriated, and so on. This state of lucidity allows for a totally different experience to just a usual drunken state. Most absinthes thesedays have virtually no thuyone whatsoever though.

Neil said on Fri, 21 Aug 2009 at 19:09...

The effect of absinth is to produce a superabundant activity of the brain, a cerebral excitement which at first is agreeable. The intoxication " comes on rapidly ; tho head swims ; and the effect produced is nearly the same as that of poisoning by a narcotic, which certainly does not occur with an equal dose of brandy"

British Medical Journal

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