Ketamine, which is hallucinogenic in nature, is abused by most young individuals in raves and clubs. The drug is also known to be both an animal and human tranquilizer.
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.
When deep in Ketamine addiction, addicts experience impaired cognitive functions as well as memory and speech problems.
Symptoms of having Ketamine dependency are:
It is hard to overcome Ketamine addiction without help from an expert. The chemical variations in the brain render it almost impossible to stop no matter how much one may want to end the habit.
Taking more and more
Concerned about the next dose
Spend large sums of money
Developing resistance and requiring more
Ignoring family and friends
For a person to recover from Ketamine addiction, it is important that they seek the help of a health professional. The treatment can balance out the brain chemicals, which make it easy to start a mental recovery process.
Knowing About Ketamine
Ketamine, otherwise known as Kit Kat, Special K, cat Valium, Vitamin K or Dorothy - is an abused animal anaesthetic, normally used as a recreational substance in clubs. It is mostly used by youths in clubs.
Sold as Ketalar (brand name), Ketamine is basically a schedule III licenced drug, the same class as Anabolic and Codeine steroids.
Drugs under schedule III category are likely to result into physical addiction; however, they can also cause mental addiction.
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 for purposes other than medical is punishable by law.
Ketamine comes in three forms: a pill, a liquid to inject, or an off-white powder to snort. 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
Ketamine creates a feeling of total relaxation because its a dissociative hallucinogenic tranquilizer which causes a full body buzz. The abrupt high of Ketamine does not typically last for longer than 60 minutes. 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.
Accidents and possibly fatal injuries may occur when a person is under the influence of this drug since numbness may also be caused by the drug's anaesthetic properties.
Ketamine effects are unpredictable, so overdosing it accidentally is easy. At times, Ketamine overdose can occur after one has taken a small quantity, especially if they have been indulging in other substances or drinking alcohol. The drug can also cause the user to be completely immobile due to its tranquilizing effects. A Ketamine overdose can damage the respiratory system which results in death of the user.
Popular Combinations Of Ketamine And Drugs
In most cases, Ketamine is used alongside other drugs, which can aggravate the adverse side-effects of the drug. 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). Ecstasy has a stimulating effect while Ketamine has the opposite effect so the combination is very dangerous to the body. LSD and DMT are psychedelics that are also blended with Ketamine.