What Is Ketamine
Ketamine is a powerful hallucinogenic dissociative drug that’s available rather cheaply. It’s most commonly available as a grainy white or brown powder, made up of small crystalline shards. It comes as a clear liquid (when used in medicine) and as a tablet, but these are less common. Powder Ketamine is taken through the nose, usually as small ‘bumps’. It can also be wrapped up in a cigarette paper and ingested as a ‘bomb’.
What Are the Effects of Ketamine?
As it’s a strong anaesthetic, using Ketamine creates a hallucinogenic and dissociative high. It can make you feel happy, relaxed and detached from reality. Motor function is impaired too, with ‘ket-legs’ being a common symptom as walking becomes harder.
Hallucinations occur with higher doses, altering a user’s perception of time and space. Excessive use can cause an out of body experience, known as a ‘K-hole’. In this state, it feels like the mind and body have separated which can be extremely distressing.
What Are the Signs of Ketamine Addiction?
Although it’s not physically addictive, users can become psychologically dependent on Ketamine. There can be many effects, but common signs of addiction include:
- Impaired motor functions
- Loss of appetite
- Loss of interest in hobbies
- Withdrawn behaviour
- Problems with relationships
- Disregarding work and other responsibilities
Physical and Mental Effects of Ketamine Addiction?
An addiction to Ketamine can have both physical and mental effects. Mental effects include:
- Memory loss
There are also physical effects too. So, what does Ketamine do to your body?
- Chest pains (‘ket cramps’)
- Bladder problems
How Does the Ketamine Detox Programme Work?
Convincing someone to get help for their Ketamine addiction can be hard. It’s best to get specialist help for an intervention to kickstart the rehabilitation process. All of Steps Together programmes are designed with each client in mind, offering all the support and care needed to overcome their addiction.
With a bespoke Ketamine Detox Programme, we’ll kickstart the journey to recovery. This can seem like a daunting task, but our team of experts are trained to make the process as easy as possible. During the programme, we offer 1-2-1 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, group sessions, physical exercise and a healthy nutrition plan.
Giving up Ketamine might seem like an impossible task. But with our compassionate, expert help, it’s possible to get your life back. Detoxing cleanses the body of harmful substances, letting your body get back to normality. Having no Ketamine in your system is the perfect place to start the journey to recovery.
The Ketamine detox phase may come with some uncomfortable withdrawals, but it’s a necessary step to fully kick dependency. We carefully supervise every patient with expert medical care whilst they tackle detox and withdrawals.
Withdrawals and Rehabilitation
Withdrawal usually begins 24 to 72 hours after Ketamine has fully left the system and can last from four to six days.
Ketamine withdrawal symptoms include:
- Loss of Appetite
- Irregular heartbeat
- Suicidal thoughts
Our experts are on hand to offer medical and emotional support throughout withdrawals. This can be unpleasant but it’s a vital step for recovery. Our clients’ wellbeing is of the utmost importance to us, so we do anything we can to make this part of the process comfortable and pain-free.
How We Treat Ketamine Addiction
Every single one of our team is fully trained. We offer advice and support at every step of the journey. We’re dedicated to providing clients with everything they need to kick their Ketamine dependency. Our staff are professional, but they’re also your friend.
Our modern, discreet and comfortable facilities provide a space for clients to rest and recharge. Steps Together give the tools needed to overcome any addiction and regain control of your life.
Get Help Now
Kickstart the journey to recovery with Steps Together. Take the first steps to get your life back right now! Give us a call on 0800 038 5585 for a confidential and friendly chat or ask someone to speak to us on your behalf. Alternatively, fill out our contact form and we’ll be in touch. Together, we can beat Ketamine addiction.