Club drugs include alcohol, LSD (Acid), MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, GBL, Ketamine (Special-K), Fentanyl, Rohypnol, amphetamines and methamphetamine. Ketamine is an anesthetic that is primarily found in veterinary use. Ketamine is also known as “Special K” or “Vitamin K.” Certain doses of ketamine can cause dream-like states and hallucinations. Ketamine is snorted and mixed in liquid, however, intra-muscular injection is the preferred method of use. Ketamine is a disassociative agent, meaning that users report to be completely divorced from their physical bodies and to exist only as one with the infinite intelligence of the universe. Users refer to the portal from this physical world to their perceived transcendental space as the K-hole. The greater a drug’s ability to manufacture a reality that is perceived as better than a drug-free state, the greater the hold the compound has on an individual’s behavior. Arguments from non-users denying the validity of the experience of “dying without dying” fall on deaf ears to users. Use rapidly develops into abuse. As the perception of “knowing the mind of God” is appreciated, a non-user may have a better understanding of this drug’s allure.
Abuse of ketamine specifically means the self-inflicted maltreatment, injury, or damage to one’s person with ketamine. This includes the physical body of the addict and the social and/or financial harm that will affect this same “natural person” within society. It includes the family, friends, coworkers and congregation members who are likely victims and/or enablers of the addict’s abusive behavior.
Ketamine Addiction and Dependency
Beyond abuse, addiction and dependency are a potential mix of the physiological need for ketamine and psychological or behavioral need for self-medication with ketamine. Ultimately the addict has to desire to be free of their drive for the drug and/or its effects. Unfortunately, a great deal of damage – if not death – is far more likely than an addict seeking treatment on their own.
Ketamine Addiction Intervention
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