Ketamine causes hallucinations and is a common party drug which young adults abuse. For human beings and animals, it is also used as anaesthetic.
When one becomes dependent to Ketamine, they end up feeling completely disconnected from their environment, making it hard for them to lead a normal and meaningful life.
They become cognitively handicapped at this tender stage with both memory and speech affected.
Symptoms of having Ketamine dependency are:
To overthrow Ketamine dependence, support is a necessity. The changes to the brain chemicals make it very hard for the user to give up the drug, even if they want to.
Taking more and more
Concerned about the next dose
Large quantities of money spent
Irresponsible with important issues
Tolerance and craving for more
Getting help from a professional is the only option to help one recover from Ketamine dependence. It is much easier to start the psychological recovery process after treatment has been used to undo some of the changes to the brain chemistry.
Getting Knowledge Of Ketamine
Although it has been regularly abused for recreational purposes, Ketamine which also goes by names such as Special K, Kit Kat, Dorothy and Vitamin K is actually an anaesthetic intended for animals. Young persons are principal consumers in the nightlife culture.
Just like Anabolic steroids and Codeine, Ketamine is a Schedule three controlled substance and is usually sold with the brand name Ketalar.
Schedule III drugs can prompt to physical reliance as well as mental reliance.
With time, consumers need to get higher doses of the drug to achieve the initial hit as its recreational effect is fast and short which makes people develop resistance to Ketamine quickly.
Acquiring this drug without a valid prescription is illegal.
Ketamine can be taken as a pill, or inhaled through nose as a white powder, or injected. Ketamine used as date assault because of it scentless and colourless nature, cannot be identified in beverages by victims and results in a rape case.
Effects Of Abusing Ketamine
This dissociative hallucinogenic anaesthetic makes the user feel dizzy and body buzzing which results in relaxation. The effects of the drug last for no more than an hour. The "K-Hole" effect is a strong aftermath that makes consumers feel completely disconnected from the real world and is only reached by users who directly inject large doses of Ketamine.
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. One can overdose even with a small amount, particularly when Ketamine is taken after alcohol consumption of intake of other drugs. Total paralysis of the body can happen because of its sedative function. Death resulting from an overdose of Ketamine is largely attributed to respiratory failure.
Combining Ketamine And Other Drugs
The negative effects of Ketamine can be amplified when the drug is mixed with others, a very common practice. Versatile presentations of Ketamine make it easy to add to other abuse drugs as alcohol, marijuana or psychedelics. Ketamine is a depressant so mixing it with other depressants such as alcohol makes it much more hazardous.
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). Ketamine and MDMA can be hazardous when mixing them together because Ketamine is a depressant and MDMA is a stimulant. Psychedelics like DMT and acid (LSD) have also been known to be mixed with Ketamine.