Ketamine, which is hallucinogenic in nature, is abused by most young individuals in raves and clubs. Occasionally, Ketamine is given to animals as well as humans to tranquilize them.
Being dependent to Ketamine makes people lose their natural way of living and thus, not being able to lead a normal lifestyle.
When deep in Ketamine addiction, addicts experience impaired cognitive functions as well as memory and speech problems.
Look out for signs of Ketamine addiction such as:
Overcoming Ketamine addiction on your own is not an easy challenge. Sadly, when anyone wants to avoid using these drugs, the chemical changes in the brain resist to do that.
Living for your next high
Paying more money
Tolerance and craving for more
Ignoring personal relationships
To get rid of Ketamine addiction, professional guidance and help is a must. Treatment can help to steady the chemical balance in the brain, and in turn allow one to commence the mental recovery procedure.
Knowing About Ketamine
Medically used for causing anaesthesia, Ketamine, which is also known by other names like cat Valium, Special K, Vitamin K, or Kit Kat, is used by many to get a high. Majority of abusers are party-loving young people.
Ketamine is a schedule III controlled substance, sold as Ketalar which is the same classification as Codeine and Anabolic steroids.
High psychological dependence and low physical dependence are the most serious consequences of abusing Schedule III controlled substances.
Ketamine results into a short-term high and the substance's tolerance develops faster, which requires the victim to increase their intake to maintain the initial level.
Using Ketamine without a doctor's prescription is illegal.
Produced in liquid form, Ketamine can be used as an injection; as an off-white or white powder, snorted; or it can also be used as a pill. Ketamine can cause the user to be totally helpless and has thus been used as a date rape drug, since its hard to detect due to its colourlessness and lack of scent.
Misuse And Abuse Of Ketamine
Being a dissociative hallucinogen tranquilizer, Ketamine makes the user experience a complete body buzz, thereby causing noticeable sense of ease. Normally, the state of feeling high holds on for only an hour. When taken in higher doses, Ketamine produces more intense effects, like user feeling complete detachment from his or her bodies, which is also described as "K-hole" effect.
Because Ketamine is also an anaesthetic, it produces numbness, which in turn puts the user at a greater risk of accidents after taking it.
Ketamine effects are unpredictable, so overdosing it accidentally is easy. Overdose is a possibility no matter the amount of substance consumed, particularly if it is mixed with another drug or alcohol. This anaesthetic can cause the full loss of mobility. High doses of Ketamine can result in death because of failure within the respiratory system.
Combining Ketamine And Other Drugs
The negative effects of Ketamine can be amplified when the drug is mixed with others, a very common practice. In its liquid state, Ketamine is easily mixed into alcoholic drinks or added to tobacco or marijuana products. Ketamine is a depressant so mixing it with other depressants such as alcohol makes it much more hazardous.
The body's respiratory functions and the heart rate may both be slowed down drastically if the drug is mixed with other depressants.
Ketamine can be consolidated and squeezed into a tablet or capsule form with other powdered medication like MDMA (Ecstasy). Ecstasy has a stimulating effect while Ketamine has the opposite effect so the combination is very dangerous to the body. Hallucinogenic and psychedelic drugs, such as DMT or LSD, are usually mixed with Ketamine.