Ketamine Addiction Related Topics

Characterized as a dissociative anesthetic, ketamine typically exists in a powdered or liquid form. For medical purposes, it’s most commonly used is as an anesthetic for animals. On some occasions, ketamine can also be used in humans to induce and maintain general anesthesia. But outside of the realm of legality, ketamine is injected, snorted, consumed in drinks, or added to cigarettes and joints for recreational use. When used in high doses for nefarious purposes, ketamine distorts perceptions of sights, sounds and produces feelings of dissociation — or detachment — from both body and environment. Because of its effects, ketamine is often used in night clubs as a party drug.

Ketamine abuse should not be taken lightly. If you or someone you’re close with struggles with a ketamine use disorder, there are a number of resources available to help you begin a journey to recovery. It’s important to take action as soon as possible, because ketamine use — especially when combined with other substances — can easily lead to an overdose and death. Below, you’ll find more information about topics related to ketamine abuse. If you have more questions or are interested in exploring treatment options for you or a loved one, reach out to a representative at The Recovery Village today.


Ketamine Related Topics

Ketamine Abuse: Facts & StatisticsLearn about the dangers Ketamine abuse, including side effects, street names, and the dangers of mixing ketamine and other drugs.
Ketamine OverdoseKetamine is an injectable anesthetic drug that has seen a rise in popularity as a recreational club drug.
Ketamine AddictionMisusing ketamine can drastically impact your sense of reality, resulting in dangerous out-of-body experiences and hallucinations. Find out the other risks involved with the drug’s misuse.
Mixing Ketamine and AlcoholKetamine has been used since 1970 as an anesthetic to put people to sleep before procedures and surgeries. Ketamine can induce loss of consciousness, and it can be relaxing to people. Ketamine is also used in veterinary medicine. A class III drug, ketamine is only approved to be used in hospitals and medical settings.
Taking Ketamine During Pregnancy: What You Need to KnowIf you are currently using Ketamine and become pregnant, notify your doctor right away. Using ketamine while pregnant should not be cause for termination of the pregnancy. If you are prescribed this medication and no longer want to use it, ask your doctor about tapering off the medication.