Ketamine is a drug of the hallucinogenic category that is often used by young persons. Occasionally, Ketamine is given to animals as well as humans to tranquilize them.
Ketamine addicts show detachment from people and things around them and find it impossible to live a normal life.
At this stage, their speaking power and memory is affected badly and they become cognitively impaired.
Look out for signs of Ketamine addiction such as:
Overcoming Ketamine addiction on your own is not an easy challenge. The changes to the brain chemicals make it very hard for the user to give up the drug, even if they want to.
Longing for the next shot
Tolerance and craving for more
Disregard of fraternal and family ties
For a person to recover from Ketamine addiction, it is important that they seek the help of a health professional. With treatment under a trained medical professional, the chemical balance in the brain is restored, which in turn facilitates treatment for getting over psychological dependence.
Knowing About Ketamine
Ketamine is an anaesthetic for animals which is manhandled as a recreational drug and also known as Special K, Kit Kat, cat Valium, Dorothy and Vitamin K. It is mainly used by younger generations at the club and bar areas.
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.
A Ketamine user will always need higher doses soon after starting to use since tolerance for the drug is built up rather quickly and the drug's effects only last for a short period.
Using Ketamine without a doctor's prescription is illegal.
Ketamine comes in three forms: a pill, a liquid to inject, or an off-white powder to snort. 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
Ketamine creates a feeling of total relaxation because its a dissociative hallucinogenic tranquilizer which causes a full body buzz. The effects of the drug last for no more than an hour. The higher dose by injection causes the effect called K-hole, in which an individual feels near to death, out-of-body and makes him or her disengaged from normal life.
The user feels deadened because of its high tranquilizer prosperities which cause wounds or even worse injuries.
Because of Ketamine's unpredictable form, it is hard for the user to tell if they are ingesting too much of the substance. In case of usage with alcohol or other drugs, a little dosage of Ketamine can result into an overdose. Being a tranquilizer, a user can completely lose mobility. Death resulting from an overdose of Ketamine is largely attributed to respiratory failure.
Popular Combinations Of Ketamine And Drugs
Ketamine is used with various other drugs that can enhance its worse effects and can be much more dreadful. When taken as a liquid, Ketamine can be easily combined with alcohol, marijuana, or nicotine. Ketamine is a depressant in nature and therefore, it can be lethal when mixed with other depressants or alcohol.
Dramatic decrease of heart rate and the respiratory system can be caused if Ketamine is mixed with other depressant drugs.
Ketamine can be consolidated and squeezed into a tablet or capsule form with other powdered medication like MDMA (Ecstasy). Considering that MDMA is used as a stimulant, while Ketamine is a depressant, it is risky to mix these drugs. Hallucinogenic and psychedelic drugs, such as DMT or LSD, are usually mixed with Ketamine.