Ketamine

 

what is ketamine

Ketamine also known as super K , It’s sometimes used by people to get high. This k drugs are hallucinogens . Much of the ketamine sold on the street has been diverted from veterinarians’ offices. Special K is manufactured as an injectable liquid. In addition, illicit use ketamine is swallowed or evaporated to form a snortable powder. It is odorless and tasteless, so it can be added to beverages without being detected, and it induces amnesia.

what kind of drug is ketamine

However, Special K is a dissociative drug, which means it acts on different chemicals in the brain to produce visual and auditory distortion, and a detachment from reality.

is ketamine addictive

Like any other addiction, this power house can create a powerful bond that takes control of a person’s life. It is critically important that an individual who engages in inappropriate use of ketamine get professional counseling and treatment.

what does ketamine do

This extra ordinary k,  acts on different chemicals in the brain to produce visual and auditory distortion, and a detachment from reality.

ketamines for depression

Futher more, notes that some studies indicate ketamine can quickly relieve depression in people who do not respond well to other treatment. Clinical trials and studies are assessing super k as a treatment . Early indications show good results.

Effects of ketamine

There is no safe level of drug use. Use of any drug always carries some risk. It’s important to be careful when taking any type of drug.

this drug affects everyone differently, based on:

  • size, weight and health
  • whether the person is used to taking it
  • whether other drugs are taken around the same time
  • the amount taken
  • the strength of the drug (varies from batch to batch)

The following effects may be experienced:

  • feeling happy and relaxed
  • feeling detached from your body (‘falling into a k-hole’)
  • visual and auditory hallucinations
  • confusion and clumsiness
  • increased heart rate and blood pressure
  • slurred speech and blurred vision
  • anxiety, panic and violence
  • vomiting
  • lowered sensitivity to pain.

Overdose

If you take a large amount of ketamine or have a strong batch, you could overdose.

The risk of death from ketamine alone is low, due to its ability to cause unconsciousness with minimal impact on airway reflexes or blood circulation. However, individuals are at a higher risk of physical harm/accidents while under the influence of the super k.

Call an ambulance straight away by dialling triple zero (000) if you or someone else has any of these symptoms (ambulance officers don’t need to involve the police):

  • inability to move, rigid muscles
  • high blood pressure, fast heartbeat
  • convulsions
  • unconsciousness and ‘near death’ experiences
  • death.

Coming down

The day after using super k, you may experience:

  • memory loss
  • impaired judgement, disorientation
  • clumsiness
  • aches and pains
  • anxiety.

Long-term effects

Regular use  may eventually cause:

  • flashbacks
  • poor sense of smell (from snorting)
  • mood and personality changes, depression
  • poor memory, thinking and concentration
  • abnormal liver or kidney function
  • ketamine bladder syndrome (see below)
  • abdominal pain
  • needing to use more to get the same effect
  • dependence on ketamine
  • financial, work and social problems

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