Many young people at clubs and raves abuse Ketamine, which is a psychoactive drug. For human beings and animals, it is also used as anaesthetic.
Because of the dependency or habit of using these drugs, people totally become segregated from their environment and they become unable to live a typical life.
The drug affects both the user's memory and their speech, a condition called cognitive impairment.
Ketamine addiction symptoms include:
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
Over eagerness to use again
Tolerance accumulation and wanting more
Not caring for family and friends
With expert help, anyone can recover from Ketamine abuse. The treatment can balance out the brain chemicals, which make it easy to start a mental recovery process.
Knowing About 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. It is mostly used by youths in clubs.
Just like Anabolic steroids and Codeine, Ketamine is a Schedule three controlled substance and is usually sold with the brand name Ketalar.
High psychological dependence and low physical dependence are the most serious consequences of abusing Schedule III controlled substances.
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 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.
Effects Of Abusing Ketamine
Being a dissociative hallucinogen tranquilizer, Ketamine makes the user experience a complete body buzz, thereby causing noticeable sense of ease. The effects of the drug last for no more than 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.
Properties contained in the anaesthetic can lead to numbness, hence, serious injuries and accidents due to its influence.
Consumers can not control the safe dosage amount to take because of Ketamine's unstable quality. 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. Total paralysis of the body can happen because of its sedative function. A Ketamine overdose can damage the respiratory system which results in death of the user.
Mixing Ketamine With Other Drugs
Very often, users take Ketamine along with other drugs, and this mixing of drugs results in more severe side effects of Ketamine. In its liquid state, Ketamine is easily mixed into alcoholic drinks or added to tobacco or marijuana products. Alcohol is a depressant like Ketamine, so the combination of the two is particularly harmful.
The body's respiratory functions and the heart rate may both be slowed down drastically if the drug is mixed with other depressants.
The powdered form of Ketamine is sometimes combined with ecstasy (MDMA) and pressed into a tablet or a capsule. Mixing depressant drugs such as Ketamine and stimulant drugs such as ecstasy is seriously risky. Hallucinogenic and psychedelic drugs, such as DMT or LSD, are usually mixed with Ketamine.