Ketamine Basics

February 6, 2010

 

Ketamine is a psychedelic and dissociative anesthetic. It is commonly used by veterinarians as an anesthetic for animals.  It is administered to them prior to surgery and other kinds of treatment.  However, more recently, individuals have begun taking it to get high.  It has become a very popular club drug.  Because Ketamine is a psychoactive, when people use it, they may hallucinate and experience things, such as sensations and music, differently than they normally would. This is a large part of the drug’s appeal. In some people’s mind, it enhances the partying experience.

 

When taken orally, a line dose of Ketamine is roughly 2.0 mgs per pound. When an individual takes more than this, they are likely to lose control of their faculties. A woman generally would not take more than 350 mgs and a man, 375 mgs. It takes far less then this to experience the psychedelic effects of Ketamine. If a person takes too much Ketamine, they might lose consciousness. If certain amounts are exceeded, a dosage can prove fatal.

 

Besides death, other dangers associated with Ketamine use include memory loss. Chronic users are most at risk.

 

Ketamine is sometimes mixed with other drugs. This can be quite dangerous and should be avoided. It increases the risk of something going wrong. Mixing Ketamine with depressants can be especially problematic and can prove to be fatal.

 

It is possible for individuals to develop a psychological addiction to Ketamine. When a person does, it becomes difficult for them to stop consuming it. Some users will connect the drug’s use with partying and having a good time. Thus, they associate Ketamine with good times and good feelings and are not interested in giving it up. Individuals with an addiction to Ketamine should seek help at a drug rehabilitation center. They will have the tools and staff necessary to help individuals get clean. Of course, there are never any guarantees. Overcoming drug abuse is difficult work. However, it is possible for addicts to become clean. Finding a good drug rehab program to enter is an excellent first step.

 

 

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