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Ketamine Addiction

Ketamine hydrochloride, also known as Special K, Super K, Vitamin K, and Wonk is normally found as a whiteish powder and used by doctors as a powerful pain reliever. However, there has been an explosion in popularity of the drug for recreational use. Ketamine does not cause physical addiction as there are no withdrawal, but it can cause a psychological addiction due to the effects it has on users.

What is Ketamine?

Ketamine is a dissociative anaesthetic used in surgery and other medical procedures as well as the treatment of pain. As well as sedating the user, Ketamine induces an "out-of-body" experience where the user feels detached from themselves and their surroundings. It distorts sight and sound and can make it difficult to get up or even move. Some users, at very high doses, often feels as though they are experiencing a near-death experience. People also say the experience is like a state of pure bliss and happiness when using high doses, this makes ketamine a very desirable drug to many. Getting someone into ketamine rehab is one of the safest and most comfortable ways to help them detox from ketamine.

Signs of Ketamine Addiction

Ketamine use can lead to a higher tolerance and severe addiction. When an addiction develops and the addict is using the drug the majority of the time, it can become fairly easy to spot because its effects on the mind of the user are so intense.

Signs of a ketamine addiction can include:

  • Frequently being distracted and/or drowsy
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Fatigue or lack of motivation
  • Reduction in ability to feel physical pain
  • Loss of coordination
  • Slurred or garbled speech
  • Redness of the skin
  • Insomnia
  • Bladder pain
  • Incontinence


All addictions are characterised by cravings, preoccupation with the drug in question, as well as neglecting family, friends, school and/or work in favour of using and getting the drug. Addicts may try to quit after use of the drug after it causes social, monetary, and legal consequences, but may not be able to do so on their own.

Get in touch with us now if you or someone you know is looking to quit ketamine use.

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