Ketamine Addiction

Ketamine is classed as an anaesthetic. Ketamine is often used to ease pain in animals and in humans. Popular British tabloids often refer to ketamine as a ‘horse tranquilliser’. Ketamine is available mostly as a white powder. User snort Ketamine in order to feel ‘high’.

Background of ketamine addiction

Many ketamine users began their addiction through consuming the drug as a ‘party high’. However users continue to consume ketamine as a means of escaping anxiety and depression. Ketamine is known to grip users into a powerful psychological addiction. The ‘high’ associated with ketamine use is known as the ‘k-hole’ due to psychological barriers users experience when under the drug’s influence. Ketamine addiction causes powerful psychological withdrawal symptoms when users attempt to ‘get clean’ from the drug. As more ketamine is consumed a tolerance to the drug is built up meaning more is required in order to achieve the desired state.

Users experience a distortion in reality when taking ketamine. Medical experts term this effect ‘conscious dissociation’. As more of the drug is consumed over time ‘unconscious dissociation’ can occur where users become trapped in a distorted reality.

Dangers of ketamine use

Ketamine use is linked with a number of health problems including:

  • Anxiety
  • Loss of balance and control
  • Nausea
  • Hallucinations
  • Amnesia
  • Unconsciousness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Psychosis
  • Pain upon urination

Ketamine Rehabilitation at Ocean Recovery

Our ketamine detoxification programme will be the first stage of your rehabilitation programme at Ocean Recovery in Blackpool. Once you have passed initial assessment you will be monitored by medical staff 24 hours a day during detoxification. ketamine withdrawal symptoms are psychological in nature rather than physical. Withdrawal symptoms usually reside within five days since the drug was last consumed. Prescription drugs may be offered to ease withdrawal symptoms.

Once withdrawal symptoms begin to subside therapy and counselling sessions begin. During therapy and counselling sessions you will discover the ‘psychological triggers’ which give rise and fuel your addiction. You will gain powerful coping strategies which minimise risks of relapsing once you leave our centre.

For quick access to ketamine rehabilitation call Ocean Recovery today

Address: Ocean Recovery Centre, 94 Queens Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire FY2 9NS

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