Ketamine is a general anesthetic that is used for humans and in veterinary practices. It is used for general anesthesia typically in a combination with other sedative drugs. It was originally developed as a safer anesthesia alternative to PCP which had hallucination and seizure effects. It is no longer used much in human medicine practices due to it’s disassociate and “out of body” experiences, but is still widely used in veterinary medicine.
It is a member of the club drugs, and is used recreationally to enhance the party experience. It is used in found mostly in major cosmopolitan areas such as New York, Los Angeles, and Miami.
Ketamine is smoked, injected, and taken orally. When used in small doses it stimulates the circulatory systems, and can also have psychological side-effects. When used in a patient or clinical environment many have reported vivid hallucinations.
Ketamine has been used in the treatment of alcohol and heroin addiction as part of a drug rehab program. Ketamine has been used successfully in treating the the withdrawal and cravings associated with detoxification.
Ketamine is addictive, many long term users claim that a trip due to ketamine is similar to that of PCP or LSD because of the effect. Ketamine can continue to effect the perception of the body for about an hour but remain in the body effecting judgment and coordination for up to 18 to 24 hours. This makes it very dangerous when it is used repeatedly to sustain an effect.
Ketamine also has a disassociate quality, which is why it was being slipped into drinks at clubs and has been called a date rape drug. Ketamine is also used in combination with other drugs to enhance the effects of both substances, and can be found in combination with ecstasy.
Ketamine rehab programs will begin with removing the substance from the body. Residue with in the body can be removed through a detoxification program. Physical withdrawal symptoms are lessened and controlled within this treatment. The psychological drug addiction can then be addressed.
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