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15 Lies People Tell About Ketamine

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, ketamine is a popular club drug. People use it as a dissociative and because of the trancelike hallucinations that it causes. Like many drugs a number of lies and false statements are circulating about it.

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1. It is Safe to Use

Ketamine is not safe to use anywhere but a clinical setting. It is a powerful anesthetic that can cause emergent psychosis, which it is mainly for veterinary use.

2. There are No Long Term Effects of Using Ketamine

Many people ignore the long term effects of ketamine use. Most of these long term effects target the liver and urinary tract, from mild incontinence to complete loss of bladder control.

3. Ketamine will Make you Feel Better

Lies People Tell

Ketamine often makes users feel sick, although some will claim the opposite.

Quite the opposite, ketamine makes many people nauseous and causes vomiting no matter how much you take.

4. It Expands your Mind

This is a common misconception about psychedelics in general. There is no proof that they have any mind expansion properties. Many people achieve the same results through meditation.

5. There are no Negative Physical Consequences to Using Ketamine

There are many physical consequences of ketamine use including incontinence and urinary failure.

6. Everyone is Using it

Only a small percentage of people use ketamine. More people use marijuana, tobacco, cocaine, and methamphetamine than ever touch ketamine.

7. Only Young People will Get Addicted to Ketamine

Ketamine is addictive no matter who uses it. Most people who use it regularly wind up addicts.

8. You Cannot Overdose on Ketamine

Contrary to popular belief, it is very easy to overdose on ketamine. It is a dangerous anesthetic. The dosage should be highly regulated.

9. Being Unconscious Due to the Drug is Not Dangerous

Any time you are unconscious, you risk things like cardiac complications, loss of circulation, and death. You also risk harm from other people who do not have your best interest in mind.

10. Ketamine is Safe to Take with Alcohol or Benzodiazepines

Ketamine is not safe to take with any other drug, particularly with other respiratory depressants like alcohol or benzodiazepines. This combination easily causes respiratory failure.

11. Ketamine Does Not Cause Compulsive Use

Many people addicted to ketamine do not even realize they are using it compulsively. Many users take multiple doses one after another attempting to reach the same high they felt the first time they used ketamine.

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12. There are New Safe Versions of Ketamine Available

There are no safe versions of ketamine. The drugs that they say are ketamine are actually designer versions concocted in a lab. Most of them are even more unsafe than the original drugs.

13. It is a Horse Tranquilizer

Ketamine is not a horse tranquilizer although it is used as a veterinary anesthetic for all forms of veterinary procedures. It is also sometimes used on humans.

14. Ketamine is Not Addictive

Ketamine might not be physically addictive, but it is highly psychologically addictive.

15. Treatment for Ketamine Addiction is Difficult to Find

You can find ketamine addiction treatment in treatment centers across the country. For more information call 800-601-3889 (Who Answers?). We can help you find the addiction center that is right for you.

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