Ketamine is a drug of the hallucinogenic category that is often used by young persons. The drug is also known to be both an animal and human tranquilizer.
A Ketamine addict is not likely to live a normal life and as soon as they have made the change from occasional usage to addiction, they no longer feel connected to the things around them.
They become cognitively handicapped at this tender stage with both memory and speech affected.
Ketamine addiction indications are as follows:
Without adequate help, Ketamine addiction can be hard to defeat. Ketamine causes certain changes in the brain and these chemical changes prevent an addict from successfully completing the withdrawal period even when the will is there.
Taking more and more
Over eagerness to use again
Using more money
Developing resistance and requiring more
To get over Ketamine dependence, having qualified support is a necessity. The treatment can balance out the brain chemicals, which make it easy to start a mental recovery process.
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.
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.
The user keeps increasing quantities as they chase the initial high because Ketamine has a short-lived high and users quickly build a resistance.
Acquiring this drug without a valid 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. It is notorious for its use as a predator drug as it has no smell or colour, is impossible to notice it in a beverage, and temporarily disables a person.
Effects Of Abusing Ketamine
This dissociative hallucinogenic anaesthetic makes the user feel dizzy and body buzzing which results in relaxation. The effect of the substance is fast and short. 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.
Because of Ketamine's unpredictable form, it is hard for the user to tell if they are ingesting too much of the substance. When Ketamine is mixed with alcohol or other drugs, the risk of suffering an overdose is very high even when only small amounts of the drug are used. Being a tranquilizer, a user can completely lose mobility. High doses of Ketamine can result in death because of failure within the respiratory system.
The Effects Of 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. Ketamine's liquid state can be effortlessly blended and added into liquor beverages, weed and tobacco products. Ketamine is highly depressant so blending it with liquor or any other depressants is very 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). Ecstasy has a stimulating effect while Ketamine has the opposite effect so the combination is very dangerous to the body. Ketamine is also commonly combined with several other drugs, namely DMT, LSD, and other psychedelics.