Ketamine has many medical uses, such as for burn therapy, but is also used illicitly. Often called “Special K”, Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic which is often abused for its physical and mental effects, including hallucinations.
Side Effects of Addiction
As with many drugs, sometimes people become addicted through recreational use, and other times people form a dependency on medicine they’re using to manage chronic pain. Some side effects of ketamine addiction include vomiting and nausea, slurred speech and difficulty concentrating, trouble breathing, acting aggressively, and an increased heart rate.
How Do I Know If I’m Addicted?
Like with many addictions and compulsions, one of the biggest clues a person may be addicted is thinking about their next hit. Often a person addicted to a drug will notice that their body becomes accustomed to the drug and it takes more of it to have the same effects. Another sign is that withdrawal symptoms set in if they’ve not had any.
What About Withdrawal?
Withdrawal can be different per person but ketamine detox can be challenging. In Florida there are many trained professionals who can help a person with therapy for their ketamine withdrawal. Some symptoms that a withdrawing person may experience include intense cravings, changes in vision, depression, an accelerated heartbeat, loss of coordination, and a loss of hearing.
The amount of time it takes to detox can vary depending on how long a person has been using. And once a person is in detox, using again can be incredibly dangerous because of changes in the body’s tolerance. It is really important to undergo detox with the help of medical professionals.
What Should I do?
If you suspect you are addicted to ketamine or any other drug, you should call an addiction treatment center. You can work with experienced professionals who can help you detox and form a plan for clean living afterward. Start on the path to ending your ketamine addiction today by sending us a message or calling us at 855-441-2449.